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Genesis 12:5

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12:5 And Abram took his wife Sarai, his nephew 1  Lot, and all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired 2  in Haran, and they left for 3  the land of Canaan. They entered the land of Canaan.

Genesis 12:16

Context
12:16 and he did treat Abram well 4  on account of her. Abram received 5  sheep and cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

1 tn Heb “the son of his brother.”

2 tn For the semantic nuance “acquire [property]” for the verb עָשָׂה (’asah), see BDB 795 s.v. עָשָׂה.

3 tn Heb “went out to go.”

4 sn He did treat Abram well. The construction of the parenthetical disjunctive clause, beginning with the conjunction on the prepositional phrase, draws attention to the irony of the story. Abram wanted Sarai to lie “so that it would go well” with him. Though he lost Sarai to Pharaoh, it did go well for him – he received a lavish bride price. See also G. W. Coats, “Despoiling the Egyptians,” VT 18 (1968): 450-57.

5 tn Heb “and there was to him.”



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