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Title: A Conjectural Emendation in Psalm 68,19
Author(s): EICHLER, Raanan
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 103    Issue: 1   Date: 2022   
Pages: 131-136
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.103.1.3290616

Abstract :
The third colon of Psalm 68,19, ואף סוררים לשכן יה אלהים, literally 'And also rebellious ones to dwell Yah God', is incomprehensible. It is proposed here, based on Judg 8,11, that the original text was ואף סוררים לשכני האהלים, meaning 'Yes, and prisoners from the nomads'. This conjectured text accords with the focus on prisoners in the verse’s two other cola, with the mention of desert dwellers in the parallel verse 7, and with the geographical setting of the relevant section of the psalm.

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