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חטאת as interpolative gloss: a solution to Gen 4,7

Crouch, C.L.

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C.L. Crouch carly.crouch@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This note suggests that Gen 4,7 can be rendered comprehensible by the removal of the term ht't, understanding its appearance as an interpolative gloss, and the interpretation of the remaining rbts as the subject of a nominal clause. This eliminates the lack of agreement between the feminine singular ht't and the three masculine singulars which follow, and it allows an interpretation of the verse which sees Cain being offered the option of reversing the decision made by Eve when she ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2011
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Print ISSN 0044-2526
Electronic ISSN 1613-0103
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 123
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Crouch, C. (2011). חטאת as interpolative gloss: a solution to Gen 4,7. Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 123(2), doi:10.1515/ZAW.2011.016
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/ZAW.2011.016
Keywords Book of Genesis, Genesis 1-11
Publisher URL http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zatw.2011.123.issue-2/zaw.2011.016/zaw.2011.016.xml
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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