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Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Most English Bible translations render [Hebrew text A-B] in Gen 19:9 with some variant of “Stand back!” However, a very few interpreters recommend a translation along the lines of “Come closer!” more in keeping with the typical gloss on [Hebrew text A]. A detailed study of the syntax and semantics of both [Hebrew text A] and [Hebrew text B], as well as constructions similar to [Hebrew text A-B] demonstrates the strength of the minority suggestion.

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Heard, Christopher. 2010. "What Does the Mob Want Lot to Do in Genesis 19:9?" Hebrew Studies, Volume 51: 95-105. (National Association of Professors of Hebrew)

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