Textual emendations based on style and syntax

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In this essay I discuss four short poetic units, each of which I suggest to be in need of a textual emendation. In the first two cases (Isa 17:11; 58:10), it seems to me that it is possible to change a vowel in one of the words, while in the last two cases (Gen 49:25; Ps 37:34–36) it is possible to make the biblical text more understandable by changing a letter in one of the words. As will become clear, the emendations of two of the texts that I discuss have already been suggested by others...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVe-’Ed Ya‘aleh (Gen 2:6)
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Edward L. Greenstein
EditorsPeter Machinist, Robert A. Harris, Joshua A. Berman, Nili Samet, Noga Ayali-Darshan
PublisherSBL Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780884144847
ISBN (Print)9781628372977, 9780884144830
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameWritings from the Ancient World Supplements
PublisherSBL Press


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