Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Numbers 21:3


The Lord listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, 1  and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. So the name of the place was called 2  Hormah.


Nu 14:45; De 1:44; 1Sa 30:30; Ps 10:17; Ps 91:15; Ps 102:17

NET © Notes

tc Smr, Greek, and Syriac add “into his hand.”

tn In the Hebrew text the verb has no expressed subject, and so here too is made passive. The name “Hormah” is etymologically connected to the verb “utterly destroy,” forming the popular etymology (or paronomasia, a phonetic wordplay capturing the significance of the event).

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