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Genesis 12:6

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12:6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree 1  of Moreh 2  at Shechem. 3  (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.) 4 

1 tn Or “terebinth.”

2 sn The Hebrew word Moreh (מוֹרֶה, moreh) means “teacher.” It may well be that the place of this great oak tree was a Canaanite shrine where instruction took place.

3 tn Heb “as far as the place of Shechem, as far as the oak of Moreh.”

4 tn The disjunctive clause gives important information parenthetical in nature – the promised land was occupied by Canaanites.



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