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Genesis 27:21

Context
27:21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come closer so I can touch you, 1  my son, and know for certain if you really are my son Esau.” 2 

Genesis 27:24

Context
27:24 Then he asked, “Are you really my son Esau?” “I am,” Jacob 3  replied.

1 tn Following the imperative, the cohortative (with prefixed conjunction) indicates purpose or result.

2 tn Heb “Are you this one, Esau, my son, or not?” On the use of the interrogative particle here, see BDB 210 s.v. הֲ.

3 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jacob) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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