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Bibil Identifier bibil:206697
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Interpreting ‭דא‬ in Genesis 2.5-6: Neglected Rabbinic and Intertextual Evidence
Author Rogland, Max
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 379-393 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article seeks to clarify the semantics of Hebrew ‭דא‬ by drawing attention to two factors: specifically, the usage of the word in Rabbinic Hebrew and the phenomenon of biblical intertextuality. A number of Rabbinic passages are examined which indicate that the word ‭דא‬ was understood as a cloud of some kind. This understanding of ‭ד א‬ is also observable in intertextual references to Gen. 2.5-6 in Ps. 135.7 and Jer. 10.13. Such evidence confirms the Targumic tradition, which renders Hebrew ‭דא‬ as ‘cloud’. The article concludes with exegetical and grammatical remarks on Gen. 2.5-6 in light of this understanding of ‭דא‬.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210365967
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism : Themes
Pericopes Genesis 2,5-2,6
Psalms 135,7
Jeremiah 10,12-10,13
Terms אֵד אד
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