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Genesis 33:19

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33:19 Then he purchased the portion of the field where he had pitched his tent; he bought it 1  from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money. 2 

Genesis 35:4

Context

35:4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods that were in their possession 3  and the rings that were in their ears. 4  Jacob buried them 5  under the oak 6  near Shechem

1 tn The words “he bought it” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons. In the Hebrew text v. 19 is one long sentence.

2 tn The Hebrew word קְשִׂיטָה (qÿsitah) is generally understood to refer to a unit of money, but the value is unknown. (However, cf. REB, which renders the term as “sheep”).

3 tn Heb “in their hand.”

4 sn On the basis of a comparison with Gen 34 and Num 31, G. J. Wenham argues that the foreign gods and the rings could have been part of the plunder that came from the destruction of Shechem (Genesis [WBC], 2:324).

5 sn Jacob buried them. On the burial of the gods, see E. Nielson, “The Burial of the Foreign Gods,” ST 8 (1954/55): 102-22.

6 tn Or “terebinth.”



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