Friday, October 9, 2009

God said...

With the book of Exodus start God's communications with Moses.

The phrase ויאמר ה' אל משה comes up 67 times in Torah - and my goodness it feels like more than that - 42 in Exodus, 2 in Leviticus, 21 in Numbers, and 2 in Deuteronomy.

וידבר ה' אל משה comes up 91 times - 14 in Exodus, 33 in Leviticus, 43 in Numbers, but only once in Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy has its own phrasing idiosyncracies. We'll hear more about them when we get there.

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