[b-hebrew] Deut.33:5 - Who is the king?

Chavoux Luyt chavoux at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 12:54:07 EST 2012


Shalom friends

In Deut.33:5 we have:
 ויהי בישרון מלך בהתאסף ראשי עם יחד שבטי ישראל׃
("and he became king in Yeshurun...")
In the context this verse appears to be ambiguous: it could either refer to
Moses (named in verse 4) or refer back to the LORD (verse 2-3). It appears
that most translations prefer the latter option. Am I correct that the
Hebrew is ambiguous or is their any linguistic (or other) reason to prefer
either meaning?

Thanks
Chavoux Luyt
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