[b-hebrew] וָאֶשְׂחַט

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Dec 9 12:13:56 EST 2012

1. This is but a winked suggestion of the great Hebrew interpreter  
rash"i (1049-1105). See also Noam's dexterous explanation.

2. It appears to me that a second אתו ITO is omitted (or that the  
first ITO applies also to the last) after OKEL:

ויעזב כל אשר לו ביד יוסף ולא ידע אתו
מאומה כי אם הלחם אשר הוא אוכל - אתו

Namely, Potipar (a SARIYS) who was busy in Pharaoh's court  
supervising the kitchen, left the entire management of his estate to  
his young graceful and able slave (Potifar did not bid on him a  
goodly sum for nothing; the Midyanites having very probably turned a  
handsome profit from his sale) Joseph ben Jacob HA-IBRIY. Potipar had  
such complete a trust in Joseph that he did not intervene naught in  
his doings, their only point of contact being an occasional tete-a- 
tete lunch, possibly an elegant vegetarian meal at the classy Ritz-on- 

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 9, 2012, at 12:36 AM, jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:

> Why would you think that LXM might mean the master’s “wife”?

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