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Bibil Identifier bibil:203612
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Strike the Tongue: Silencing the Prophet in Jeremiah 18:18b
Author Foreman, Benjamin A.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 59, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 653.657 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This note argues that the plot in Jer. 18:18b is to be understood as a conspiracy to silence the prophet Jeremiah by striking his tongue. This interpretation is supported by the context, and makes sense given that cutting out an individual's tongue was a familiar form of punishment in the ancient Near East.
DOI 10.1163/004249309X12493729132592
Pericopes Jeremiah 18,18
Terms לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון
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