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Genesis 13:3-4

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13:3 And he journeyed from place to place 1  from the Negev as far as Bethel. 2  He returned 3  to the place where he had pitched his tent 4  at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai. 13:4 This was the place where he had first built the altar, 5  and there Abram worshiped the Lord. 6 

1 tn Heb “on his journeys”; the verb and noun combination means to pick up the tents and move from camp to camp.

2 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

3 tn The words “he returned” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

4 tn Heb “where his tent had been.”

5 tn Heb “to the place of the altar which he had made there in the beginning” (cf. Gen 12:7-8).

6 tn Heb “he called in the name of the Lord.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 4:26; 12:8; 21:33; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116, 281.



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