21:20 God was with the boy as he grew. He lived in the wilderness and became an archer.
27:3 Therefore, take your weapons – your quiver and your bow – and go out into the open fields and hunt down some wild game 1 for me.
48:22 As one who is above your 2 brothers, I give to you the mountain slope, 3 which I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.”
1 tn The Hebrew word is to be spelled either צַיִד (tsayid) following the marginal reading (Qere), or צֵידָה (tsedah) following the consonantal text (Kethib). Either way it is from the same root as the imperative צוּדָה (tsudah, “hunt down”).
2 tn The pronouns translated “your” and “you” in this verse are singular in the Hebrew text.
3 tn The Hebrew word שְׁכֶם (shÿkhem) could be translated either as “mountain slope” or “shoulder, portion,” or even taken as the proper name “Shechem.” Jacob was giving Joseph either (1) one portion above his brothers, or (2) the mountain ridge he took from the Amorites, or (3) Shechem. The ambiguity actually allows for all three to be the referent. He could be referring to the land in Shechem he bought in Gen 33:18-19, but he mentions here that it was acquired by warfare, suggesting that the events of 34:25-29 are in view (even though at the time he denounced it, 34:30). Joseph was later buried in Shechem (Josh 24:32).