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Title: Eine Epiphanie 'zwischen den Zeilen' in Ex 17,6?
Author(s): WINKLER, Mathias
Volume: 100 Issue: 2 Date: 2019
Exod 17,1-7 relates a conflict about the lack of water. But the more important conflict is about the divine presence in situations of distress. How can this divine presence be adequately understood? Will YHWH be visibly present in an epiphany at the rock? Will he wait for Moses? Will he assist him? The proper understanding and translation of Exod 17,6 is the key to answer these questions, but unfortunately this verse is not easy to understand. This article examines critically different proposed solutions and argues that a visible epiphany is recounted in Exod 17,1-7.