Genesis 3:9

Hebrew Bible

8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

LXX Genesis 3:9


8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking about in the orchard in the evening, and both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God in the midst of the timber of the orchard. 9 And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, “Adam, where are you?” 10 And he said to him, “I heard the sound of you walking about in the orchard, and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself.”

 Notes and References

"... LXX Gen makes the narrative even livelier by having the Lord God call Adam by name: 'Adam, where are you'? as though he did not know where Adam was. MT lacks 'Adam,' and a popular L 911 text omits it as well; this shorter text may well be an instance of an early prehexaplaric correction based on the Hebrew., i.e. 'Yahweh God called out to Adam,' which LXX Gen interpreted by an accusative 'called Adam.' ..."

Wevers, John William Notes on the Greek Text of Genesis (p. 41) Scholars Press, 1993

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