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Title: 'You Shall Observe His Heel'
Subtitle: On the Use of τηρέω in Greek Genesis 3:15b
Author(s): LANIER, Gregory R.
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 52    Date: 2019   
Pages: 63-72
DOI: 10.2143/JSCS.52.0.3287091

Abstract :
This critical note examines the seemingly odd use of τηρέω to translate שוף in the second half of Genesis 3:15, which has often been neglected in discussions of this famous verse. It examines the tradeoffs navigated by the translator — chiefly, preserving lexical isomorphism or preserving meaning — as well as the appropriateness of the word chosen.

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