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Numbers 24:21

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24:21 Then he looked on the Kenites and uttered this oracle:

“Your dwelling place seems strong,

and your nest 1  is set on a rocky cliff.

Numbers 24:23

Context

24:23 Then he uttered this oracle:

“O, who will survive when God does this! 2 

1 sn A pun is made on the name Kenite by using the word “your nest” (קִנֶּךָ, qinnekha); the location may be the rocky cliffs overlooking Petra.

2 tc Because there is no parallel line, some have thought that it dropped out (see de Vaulx, Les Nombres, 296).



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