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  • Roger Waite

    January 1, 2021 at 2:56 am

    To appraise the different route options I believe we also need to clarify the usage of the Hebrew for “turn back”. How is this Hebrew phrase used elsewhere in the Old Testament?

    Does it always mean a u-turn as argued by Steve Rudd or can it also mean a regular turn to the left or the right?

    Most uses of the Hebrew “shub” do indicate a full turn.

    One example that probably means the latter is Joshua 19:12

    “And turned (Heb: shub) from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising [this border wouldn’t have turned 180 degrees] unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia.”