The Daughter of a Foreign God: Wordplay as an Interpretive Key in Malachi 2:11

In: Vetus Testamentum
Sheree E. Lear 61 Union St., Riviera, 0084, Pretoria South Africa

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Malachi used the unique phrase בת־אל נכר “daughter of a foreign god” to create an ironic allusive pun to “Bethuel son of Nachor” of the Gen 24 narrative.

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