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Bibil Identifier bibil:204420
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Abomination to Egyptians" in Genesis 43:32, 46:34, and Exodus 8:22
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 22, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 151-174 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Available explanations of the causes for Egyptian sense of abomination in Genesis 43:32, 46:34, and Exodus 3:22 are either too general or incorrect. It is suggested that in Genesis 43:32 the sense of abomination possibly stems from the malodorous woolen garments worn by the Hebrews; in Genesis 46:34 it is perhaps a combination of basic farmer/shepherd distaste and hatred stemming from an association of shepherds with the barbaric nomadic chieftains on Egypt's north-eastern border; and in Exodus 8:22 it might be driven by the Hebrews' custom of burning portions of animals sacrificed to a deity. These suggestions, while speculative, have a Sitz im Leben context.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization
Pericopes Genesis 43,32
Genesis 46,34
Exodus 8,22
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