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Critical Essay by C. Houtman

SOURCE: Houtman, C. “Exodus 4:24-26 and Its Interpretation.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 11 (1983): 81-105.

In the following essay, Houtman analyzes Exodus 4:24-26 and surveys assorted interpretations of it.

24 On the way, while he spent the night somewhere, YHWH attacked him and sought to kill him. 25 Then Zipporah picked up a flint and cut off her son's foreskin. She brought it down on his “feet” and said: “Surely you are a bloody bridegroom to me.” 26 Thereafter he abandoned him. At that occasion she said “bloody bridegroom” with respect to the circumcision.

1. Introduction

Exodus 4:24-26 is one of the Old Testament passages which occasion the exegete much brain-racking. It has been characterized by a recent commentator (Hyatt) as “the most obscure passage in the book of...

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