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Bibil Identifier bibil:225540
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Did Eve Acquire, Create, or Procreate with Yahweh? A Grammatical and Contextual Reassessment Of קנה in Genesis 4:1
Author Bokovoy, David E.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 19-35 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Eve’s statement that she had קנה a man in Genesis 4:1 has been the subject of considerable academic debate. A grammatical reassessment of the Semitic root qnh/qny, as well as a contextual analysis of Eve’s expression קָנִיתִי אִישׁ אֶת־יְהוָה supports a reading for Genesis 4:1b as “I have procreated a man with Yahweh.” This observation illustrates that some biblical authors perceived their deity as an active creative agent in the mysterious process of human conception, a view that accords with Yahweh’s participatory role in the tradition of Isaac’s conception in Genesis 21:1-3.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341096
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eve
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Lexicology
Pericopes Genesis 4,1
Terms קָנָה קנה
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