The Student's Old Testament; Narratives of the Beginnings of Hebrew History

The Student's Old Testament; Narratives of the Beginnings of Hebrew History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...- and 349b an element foreign to the rest of the story. In the later editorial revision the Ephraimite version seems to have been greatly disarranged and curtailed. Cf. also note 79. Only a fragment of Jehovah's command to enter Canaan has been retained. It may be restored, however, from the editorial quotation in 32M. 331, which contains a characteristic idea, also expressed in the language of the Ephraimite narratives, and 1 will send a Messenger before thee; and I utll drive out theCanaanite, the Amorite, etc., seems also to be the editor's substitute for the original version now found in 23X S1, which opens with almost identically the same words. In'its setting, 23M Si is primitive, for it deals with the de-parture from Sinai, while its context is concerned with the covenant laws which have not yet been ratified nor inscribed on the tablets of stone. 23ai:2- also seem to point to the tent of meet-ing through which, according to the Ephraimite narratives, Jehovah constantly revealed his will to the people, 337 11. The passage has been expanded by a late prophet imbued with a didactic purpose (cf.27-31b with29). It mayhave been removed from its original context because the editor regarded it as inconsistent with the account of Israel's apostasy, which immediately pre-ceded. The promises are conditional, however, and are only the fuller version of 333b, which he did retain. Echoes of the story of the apostasy are found in 333b-. They also lead up to the original account of the tent of meeting, 7-," which stood outside the camp and was the promised substitute for Jehovah's presence in their midst. The idea is characteristic of the Ephraimite narratives which conceive of the Deity in a far less anthromorphic manner than the...
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  • English
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