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Bibil Identifier bibil:217717
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The 'Song' of the Servant—Gen 24:23
Author Vermeulen, Karolien
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 499-504 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Previous research on Gen 24:23 mainly focused on its content and the difficulties occurring in regard to it. In this short note, I will address the semantics of the form as primary to the lexical meaning in an answer to the interpretation problems. The servant's questions may be in the wrong order or rhetorical in the sense that he already knows the answer. However, they make sense in depicting the character speaking and they appeal to the audience on a more universal level and through more accessible means.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X592335
Pericopes Genesis 24,23
Last modification 2011-12-08