Exodus 3:4

Hebrew Bible

3 So Moses thought, “I will turn aside to see this amazing sight. Why does the bush not burn up?” 4 When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him from within the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” 5 God said, “Do not approach any closer! Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

1 Samuel 3:10

Hebrew Bible

9 So Eli said to Samuel, “Go back and lie down. When he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back and lay down in his place. 10 Then the Lord came and stood nearby, calling as he had previously done, “Samuel! Samuel!” Samuel replied, “Speak, for your servant is listening!” 11 The Lord said to Samuel, “Look! I am about to do something in Israel; when anyone hears about it, both of his ears will tingle.

 Notes and References

"... The double vocative in which a divine being calls out the personal name twice is a form of a type-scene. Aside from Abraham (Genesis 22:11), God calls out the names of central biblical characters, namely Jacob (Genesis 46:2), Moses (Exodus 3:5), and Samuel (1 Samuel 3:10), passages usually attributed to the Elohist (E) except for Samuel which is a Deuteronomistic (Dtr) text. As it will be demonstrated below, all these occurrences reflect contexts in which the addressee is afraid of the divine presence. Since fear is a factor, the addressee is too afraid to quickly respond to the angelic being or God. On account of the hesitation which arises from fear, the divine addresser is forced to call out the personal name yet again. Therefore, the right response to the divine call, based on these examples, would have been to respond only after the name repetition ..."

Joo, Samantha "Abraham! Abraham!": Re-Analysis of Gen. 22:11 (pp. 65-79) Korea Presbyterian Journal of Theology, Vol. 42, 2011

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