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Minhat Shai

The compendium of Yedidiah Solomon Norzi (Matua, Italy, 1560-1626)

A Personified Reed Sea

A seemingly midrashic interpretation of the the verb נערמו neʿermu in the Song of the Sea finds support in a variant text of Deuteronomy 11:4, preserved both in the Kennicott Bible and the medieval commentator Ḥizquni, that  imagines the Reed Sea in purposive pursuit of the Egyptians.[1]


David Rothstein



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