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accepted Joseph's proclamation while riding in the chariot in Egypt
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comment Why does Abraham plant a tree?
Your question is particularly interesting in light that trees were associated with certain types of idolatry throughout Tanach.
Jan
25
comment Hebrew translations of the Aramaic Texts
@Susan Also Ezra has a chapter in imperial Aramaic.
Jan
25
comment Why distinguish the genders of asses/donkeys in Gen 12:16?
I would also be interested to know what other versions of the text have as their language and order, e.g. the Samaritan Bible, Septuagint, Targumim, etc.
Jan
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answered What did earrings have to do with idolatry in Gen 35:4?
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comment Hebrew translations of the Aramaic Texts
What makes your question challenging is that Aramaic was the lingua franca of the early common era. The Rabbis would seem to have had little motivation for translating Biblical Aramaic to Hebrew, as they spoke the former language amongst themselves.
Dec
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awarded  Revival
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comment Does God stand beside the angel in the burning bush?
מַלְאַךְ appears to be in construct with the tetragrammaton, and the latter does not take a definite article, as far as I know. I don't see anything unusual here, am I missing something?
Dec
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comment Does God stand beside the angel in the burning bush?
@Susan Please give me an exact verse and chapter to cut out the guess work, thanks.
Nov
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comment Who are the 'righteous' as defined in the meaning and historical context of Proverbs 18:10?
The audience of Proverbs, as well as most of Tanach, is generally believed to be a certain segment of Israelite society, q.v. here. Therefore, it would seem that צַדִּיק refers to a righteous Israelite.
Oct
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comment Did the Israelites of Samaria necessarily have a literal cow idol in their temple?
What makes you think that the calf in Hosea 8:5 is sitting in a temple? The whole of chapter 8 seems dedicated to accusing both nations of Samaria and Israel of idolatrous practices.
Oct
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comment What's behind the difference between the Greek and Hebrew of Exodus 21?
@ThaddeusB I updated my answer to explicitly point out the difference between the Hebrew and the Greek translation. I wish I were a Septuagint scholar, but my expertise is limited to only Hebrew, Aramaic, and a bit of Latin.
Oct
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revised What's behind the difference between the Greek and Hebrew of Exodus 21?
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answered What's behind the difference between the Greek and Hebrew of Exodus 21?
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comment What's behind the difference between the Greek and Hebrew of Exodus 21?
I believe you are getting bogged down because of bad (IMO) English translations of the Hebrew and Greek.
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