Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Exodus 21:14


But if a man willfully attacks his neighbor to kill him cunningly, 1  you will take him even from my altar that he may die.


Nu 15:30,31; Nu 35:20,21; De 1:43; De 17:12,13; De 18:22; De 19:11-13; De 27:24; 2Sa 3:27; 2Sa 20:9,10; 1Ki 1:50,51; 1Ki 2:28-34; 1Ki 2:29-34; 2Ki 11:15; Ps 19:13; Heb 10:26; 2Pe 2:10

NET © Notes

tn The word עָרְמָה (’ormah) is problematic. It could mean with prior intent, which would be connected with the word in Prov 8:5, 12 which means “understanding” (or “prudence” – fully aware of the way things are). It could be connected also to an Arabic word for “enemy” which would indicate this was done with malice or evil intentions (U. Cassuto, Exodus, 270). The use here seems parallel to the one in Josh 9:4, an instance involving intentionality and clever deception.

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