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That Bloody Bridegroom (Exodus Iv 24-6)

That Bloody Bridegroom (Exodus Iv 24-6) THAT BLOODY BRIDEGROOM (EXODUS IV 24-6) by WILLIAM H. PROPP San Diego, California "The object of our inquiry is among the most controverted passages of Scripture." The cliche applies nowhere better than to Exod. iv 24-6, the so-called "bloody bridegroom" story. The nar- rative's ambiguities have repeatedly attracted the attention of com- mentators, yet they have reached no consensus. It is probably foolhardy to attempt yet another exegesis, but I think it important to show that many seemingly competing readings can be made to work together, and that there remain little-explored approaches that are interesting and even productive. z4pn the way,' at the night-stop,2 Yahweh3 met him and sought to put him to death.4 25But Zipporah took a flint and severed her5 son's foreskin and 496 dabbed6 his legs' and said, " For8 you are a hatan? of bloodiness'° to me. "" 26He slackened'2 from him. Then she said,'3 "A hatan of bloodiness at cir- cumcision."'4 The difficulties of identifying the actors and explaining their actions lend this brief vignette the surrealism of a nightmare. After 497 all, a Freudian psychoanalyst would not puzzle long over a patient's dream wherein God tried to kill his father (see below), http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vetus Testamentum Brill

That Bloody Bridegroom (Exodus Iv 24-6)

Vetus Testamentum , Volume 43 (4): 495 – Jan 1, 1993

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Brill
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© 1993 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0042-4935
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1568-5330
DOI
10.1163/156853393X00421
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Abstract

THAT BLOODY BRIDEGROOM (EXODUS IV 24-6) by WILLIAM H. PROPP San Diego, California "The object of our inquiry is among the most controverted passages of Scripture." The cliche applies nowhere better than to Exod. iv 24-6, the so-called "bloody bridegroom" story. The nar- rative's ambiguities have repeatedly attracted the attention of com- mentators, yet they have reached no consensus. It is probably foolhardy to attempt yet another exegesis, but I think it important to show that many seemingly competing readings can be made to work together, and that there remain little-explored approaches that are interesting and even productive. z4pn the way,' at the night-stop,2 Yahweh3 met him and sought to put him to death.4 25But Zipporah took a flint and severed her5 son's foreskin and 496 dabbed6 his legs' and said, " For8 you are a hatan? of bloodiness'° to me. "" 26He slackened'2 from him. Then she said,'3 "A hatan of bloodiness at cir- cumcision."'4 The difficulties of identifying the actors and explaining their actions lend this brief vignette the surrealism of a nightmare. After 497 all, a Freudian psychoanalyst would not puzzle long over a patient's dream wherein God tried to kill his father (see below),

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Published: Jan 1, 1993

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