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rf^lry. i'p:;' must be understood here, as in 20, 16.

23. "I^'l^^ n''n is ace. of place, as in 18, i, which
compare.

27. ''^T\ '^^n^ 7'^in ^:3]b^. 'As /or me, in the way hath
V. guided 7?ie.' '•ID^N, casus pendens ; cf. 17, 4. 48, 7. 49, 8;
see Driver, §197. 4; ]\I. R., §129; and cf. note on ver. 14.

*^"m, i.e. without any mistakes, straight to the house of
his master's kinsmen (or kinsman if the reading of the LXX
^n5< be followed ; cf. ver. 48 and Di.'s proposed emendation
in ver. 15) ; cf. ver. 48 HDX "]nn.

28. n^^^ n^HT^, i.e. to the female members of the
family. Ribqah, as a npina, would live apart from the men,
among the females of the family.

29b. \Vr^ Sb^ ♦ . . \h p-^l. Di. regards this half-
verse as out of place here [er greift in unertraglicher (durch
ver. 10 nicht zu rechtfertigender) Weise dem ver. 30 vor],
having been placed here, instead of after ver. 30'^ (before
xn'"')), by a copyist's mistake. Knobel regards it as a doublet,
or in ver. 30, Nn**") may be explained by Driver, § 76 7, as
giving a more detailed account of Laban's running.

30. Gt^n n^^ n^^'^^. On the inf. cstr. without a subject,
cf. I\I. R., §§ 1 1 1 b, 1 17 ; Dav., -5'., § 91. R. i ; Ewald, § 304 a ;
19, 29. 25, 26 DHN mb; I Sam. 18, 19 nn^D nx nn ny3 ;
2 Sam. 17, 9 nijnna onn ^d:)3 ; Ps. 42, 4 nvn b ^i^s -idn*3.
The Sam. read the more correct form inxiD ' ivhen he saw!



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In Ges., § 115. 2. foot-note i, it is suggested that the text
originall}' was |^7 ^^*l^?■)^.

nT2i^ Tl^Tl. rt:n, placed before the participle, as in 38, 24
nil"! r]^n Wl ; Is. 29, 8 i^rx njm, to arrest the attention and
give more liveliness to the narrative ; cf. Ewald, § 306 d ;
Driver, § 135. 3. Obs. i. The subject to the participle is
omitted as in 37, 15. 41, i etc. See on 32, 7.

31. 'And he said, Come in, blessed of the Lord, why dost
thou stand without^ seeing I have p?-epared my house, and a
place for the camels?' cf. ver. 56 ; Josh. 17, 14 ni Dy "'J^{1
'seeing I am a great people ;' Judg. 3, 26 "IQJ? Nini 'he having
passed ;' see note on 20, 3, and cf. Ges., § 142. R. i.

32. Laban is probably the subject to nns"'1 and flT'l, as
one can hardly suppose that Abraham's servant would be
so inhospitably treated that he had to unsaddle his own
camels. It would be easier if the text ran f



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