Genesis 12:20

Hebrew Bible

18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20 Pharaoh gave his men orders about Abram, and so they expelled him, along with his wife and all his possessions.

LXX Genesis 12:20


18 Now when Pharao had called Abram he said, “What is this you have done to me, that you did not tell me that she is your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? And I took her to myself for a wife. And now here is your wife before you; take her; hurry off.” 20 And Pharao commanded men concerning Abram to join in escorting him and his wife and all that he had and Lot with him.

 Notes and References

"... In contrast with Abram who never asks about Sarai’s welfare, God intervenes by subjecting Pharaoh’s household with unstated afflictions. Somehow, the Egyptian Pharaoh connects his problems with his taking Sarai as his wife and questions Abram about his deception. Again, Abram says nothing. Although he is ordered to leave Egypt and is escorted out by Pharaoh’s men, he certainly did do well for himself. What likely happened to Sarai is ignored, both by Abram and the narrator. Inasmuch as she was said to be barren, her being taken as Pharaoh’s wife is seemingly unimportant. No one will know. In an addition to the story, LXX-G reports that Lot was with them. Although this does smooth the transition to the next chapter, it begs the question of when Lot joined Abram in Egypt ..."

Brayford, Susan Septuagint Commentary Series: Genesis (p. 292) Brill, 2007

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