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Title: The Phrase ובעצים ובאבנים in Exod 7,19
Author(s): LEMMELIJN, Bénédicte
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 80    Issue: 2   Date: 1999   
Pages: 264-268
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.80.2.3200564

Abstract :
Offering the enumeration of all the places in which the water turns into blood, Exod 7,19 concludes with the formula ובעצים ובאבנים. It’s meaning is dubious and difficult to understand. However, a meticulous comparison of the usage of this formula in Exod 7,19 with its functioning in other parts of the Old Testament demonstrates that ובעצים ובאבנים in Exod 7,19 refers to the Egyptian gods or idols.

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