(Ex 33,22) and (Prov 30,4): Hand or skirt?

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The contexts of in Ex 33,22 and of in Prov 30,4 do not allow understanding these words in their literal primary sense. A close scrutiny of the said contexts as well as other pieces of supporting evidence leads to the assumption that in Ex 33,22 should be construed as »my skirt« rather than as »my hand«, and God is depicted as offering to cover and protect Moses by His skirt. Similarly, in Prov 30,4 seems to mean »in His skirt/lap«, in parallelism with »in (His) garment/robe«, rather than »in His fists/hands«.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-368
Number of pages13
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies


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