oa Journal for Semitics - An unrecognised repetition at 2 Samuel 15,8

Volume 9, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1013-8471



The ancient versions provide little help, for it is unclear what exactly their translators read. The Massoretic tradition offers a choice with qere-ketib, but commentators generally accept neither of these, preferring to follow a reading which is claimed to underlie the rendering of the LXX and some other versions. The qere in fact conforms well to standard Hebrew usage. The ketib on the other hand is almost universally rejected. An attempt has been made to explain it as a yiphil, a causative conjugation well-known in Phoenician but perhaps also to be identified in some biblical texts.

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