Joshua 24:5

Hebrew Bible

4 and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned Mount Seir, while Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt. 5 I sent Moses and Aaron, and I struck Egypt down when I intervened in their land. Then I brought you out. 6 When I brought your fathers out of Egypt, you arrived at the sea. The Egyptians chased your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea.

LXX Joshua 24:5


4 and I gave to him Isaac, and to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau mount Seir for him to inherit: and Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt, and became there a great and populous and mighty nation: and the Egyptians afflicted them. 5 And I smote Egypt with the wonders that I wrought among them. 6 And afterwards God brought out our fathers from Egypt, and ye entered into the Red Sea; and the Egyptians pursued after our fathers with chariots and horses into the Red Sea.

 Notes and References

"... The minus in the LXX version of Joshua 24:5, where the reference to Moses and Aaron is absent, furthers the link between Joshua 24 and the Unheilsgeschichte that follows, and at the same time disassociates it with the preceding books, which represents Israel’s Heilsgeschichte, which is represented by the generation of Moses and Aaron ..."

Wildenboer, Johan Joshua 24 in the LXX: Some Literary and Theological Remarks (pp. 483-502) Journal for Semitics 25/2, 2016

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