Numbers 16:24

Hebrew Bible

23 So the Lord spoke to Moses: 24 “Tell the community: ‘Get away from around the homes of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’” 25 Then Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel went after him.

LXX Numbers 16:24


23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 Speak to the congregation, saying, Depart from the company of Core round about. 25 And Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiron, and all the elders of Israel went with him.

 Notes and References

"... The names Dathan and Abiram in verses 23 and 27 appear in the Masoretic Text but not in the Greek. Either they were added by the Redactor to weave the stories together or they were added by a later scribe who, not knowing there were originally two separate stories, could not understand why the text referred only to Korah without Dathan and Abiram ..."

Friedman, Richard Elliott The Bible with Sources Revealed: A New View Into the Five Books of Moses (p. 270) Harper San Francisco, 2005

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