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Genesis 47:26

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47:26 So Joseph made it a statute, 1  which is in effect 2  to this day throughout the land of Egypt: One-fifth belongs to Pharaoh. Only the land of the priests did not become Pharaoh’s.

1 tn On the term translated “statute” see P. Victor, “A Note on Hoq in the Old Testament,” VT 16 (1966): 358-61.

2 tn The words “which is in effect” have been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.



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