God's Word for Our World, Volume 1: Biblical Studies in by J. Harold Ellens, Deborah L. Ellens, Rolf P. Knierim, Isaac

By J. Harold Ellens, Deborah L. Ellens, Rolf P. Knierim, Isaac Kalimi

This two-volume e-book celebrates the paintings of the eminent biblical student Simon John DeVries and focuses upon the improvement of a serious Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible. the 1st quantity is dedicated to exegetical experiences, together with: the character of Yahweh as God of Israel, a re-evaluation of Exodus culture; the Priestly Code and practices; prophets and revelation; biblical poetry; concerns in biblical linguistics; dramatic narrative in Hebrew Bible culture; and Yahweh's deliverance as redemption in Israel. this can be quantity 388 within the magazine for the research of the outdated testomony complement sequence.

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At v. 24 the same phrase is rendered by 'lest he destroy them'. 11 the translator avoids God's active killing of the chieftains. For the MT'S 'and on the chieftains of the Israelites he did not lay his hand', the LXX has 'and of the chosen men of Israel not even one was lacking'. God's part in the affair is here completely missing. 3. A further point that can be made is that in God's relations with men, or more particularly with his people, subtle differences may betray the translator's theological beliefs.

This apparent encroachment is perhaps even more expressive of his sovereign disregard for the value and dignity of human beings. His freedom of action with regard to human beings seems to be absolute. Answers to Two Questions Concerning the Character of the Narrative We are now in a position to revisit the question posed at the start of this study concerning the character of this narrative: Is the narration of Exodus 1-15, besides being a chapter in ancient Israel's identity story, also the ethical tale it appears to be?

In v. 10 Pharaoh presents his plan for containing this foreign tribe. Here too the LXX shows real exegetical skill by introducing the particle ouv thereby showing the logical reaction to v. 9: 'the people are getting to be numerous and strong, so come, let us deal shrewdly with them, that is, outsmart them'. In the Hebrew the references to D# are all in the singular, that is, it takes 'people' as a collective noun. The Greek translates these throughout by the plural except for mT ('become many'), which it renders by the singular.

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