Friday, May 30, 2008

'follow' in Hos. 5:11


Kirsten Nielsen in Studia Theologica:

In Hos 5.11 one of the reasons for [God's] anger is mentioned, namely that Ephraim “decided to follow lies”. In his doctoral dissertation, Goumlran Eidevall points out that the word for “follow”, אחרי
can be used either about following idols (cf. Deut 13:3; Jer 2:5) or about following Yahweh (cf. Deut 13:5; Jer 2:2). He interprets this on the basis of the flock following the shepherd.


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