NETBible KJV GRK-HEB XRef Arts Hymns
  Discovery Box

Genesis 48:15

Context

48:15 Then he blessed Joseph and said,

“May the God before whom my fathers

Abraham and Isaac walked –

the God who has been my shepherd 1 

all my life long to this day,

Genesis 48:20

Context
48:20 So he blessed them that day, saying,

“By you 2  will Israel bless, 3  saying,

‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’”

So he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 4 

1 tn Heb “shepherded me.” The verb has been translated as an English noun for stylistic reasons.

2 tn The pronoun is singular in the Hebrew text, apparently elevating Ephraim as the more prominent of the two. Note, however, that both are named in the blessing formula that follows.

3 tn Or “pronounce a blessing.”

4 sn On the elevation of Ephraim over Manasseh see E. C. Kingsbury, “He Set Ephraim Before Manasseh,” HUCA 38 (1967): 129-36; H. Mowvley, “The Concept and Content of ‘Blessing’ in the Old Testament,” BT 16 (1965): 74-80; and I. Mendelsohn, “On the Preferential Status of the Eldest Son,” BASOR 156 (1959): 38-40.



TIP #04: Try using range (OT and NT) to better focus your searches. [ALL]
created in 0.09 seconds
powered by bible.org