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Sep
19
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
I think that Cogan agrees with you, as he picks 'teams' as opposed to 'couples' of oxen as the translation. A team seems to me to imply a person directing. My original image was 12 yokes each of two oxen, but now I'm thinking a herd of oxen and a platoon of plowmen.
Sep
16
revised How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
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Sep
13
revised How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
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Sep
13
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Sep
13
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
The OP asked for a non-allegorical answer.
Sep
13
answered Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Sep
12
answered Why does Numbers 18:28 mention Aaron specifically by name?
Sep
1
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Mar
3
comment Why did Elisha rebuke Gehazi for things he did not accept from Naaman?
Elisha starts with what was actually on offer (to him or Gehazi) and then goes on, and on, and on. He's angry.
Feb
28
comment Does Genesis contain a “death sandwich”?
I don't see how to engage with this question without precise methodological details of what they claim for Hebrew. Just what Hebrew word(s) are they translating as 'life'? It's a matter of argument; 'breath' ? 'life' ? What you see in KJB tells you, at most, about the men who did it.
Feb
26
revised Was Abimelech's mother an Israelite?
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Feb
26
comment Was Abimelech's mother an Israelite?
Youch, that's a question I can't attack from a conference in Portland. I'll try to dredge this off a shelf next week when I'm home.
Feb
25
answered How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Feb
25
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Feb
24
comment Where did that camel come from?
Note: there's a reason to ask this question today -- it's traditional to have some fun with torah on Purim. Please answer in that spirit.
Feb
24
asked Where did that camel come from?
Feb
23
answered What, if any, is the significance of the color of the cord that Rahab hung out of her window?
Feb
23
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
That he came from a wealthy family with a whole lot of oxen?
Feb
22
answered Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
Feb
22
answered Why did Elisha rebuke Gehazi for things he did not accept from Naaman?