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Title: Why are the Sins of Ephraim (Hos 13,12) and Job (Job 14,17) Bundled?
Author(s): HOLTZ, Shalom E.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 93    Issue: 1   Date: 2012   
Pages: 107-115
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.93.1.3188749

Abstract :
Hos 13,12 and Job 14,17 describe sins as tied in a bundle. Since other verses imply that sins serve as God’s own evidence against sinners, the common image in these two verses is best explained in light of evidence preservation procedures attested in Neo-Babylonian legal texts.

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