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Genesis 10:9

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10:9 He was a mighty hunter 1  before the Lord. 2  (That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.”)

Genesis 32:32

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32:32 That is why to this day 3  the Israelites do not eat the sinew which is attached to the socket of the hip, because he struck 4  the socket of Jacob’s hip near the attached sinew.

1 tn The Hebrew word for “hunt” is צַיִד (tsayid), which is used on occasion for hunting men (1 Sam 24:12; Jer 16:16; Lam 3:15).

2 tn Another option is to take the divine name here, לִפְנֵי יִהוָה (lifne yÿhvah, “before the Lord [YHWH]”), as a means of expressing the superlative degree. In this case one may translate “Nimrod was the greatest hunter in the world.”

3 sn On the use of the expression to this day, see B. S. Childs, “A Study of the Formula ‘Until This Day’,” JBL 82 (1963): 279-92.

4 tn Or “because the socket of Jacob’s hip was struck.” Some translations render this as an impersonal passive. On the translation of the word “struck” see the note on this term in v. 25.



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