Re: elepisen

Carl W. Conrad (
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 15:48:18 -0500

At 10:09 AM -0500 10/16/96, Rev. John M. Moe wrote:
>The LXX has the form elepisen at Gen. 30:37,38, and 1Mac. 1:22. A Perseus
>Morphilogal search renders nothing for this form. My guess was 1st Aor.
>Ind. 3rd Sing. lepizw. Which according to any recources avilable to me
>does not
>exist. Can anyone help me in my ignorance?

Your surmise is on the mark. LEPIZW means "peal off the
skin/bar"--precisely the sense that is required in the passage in Genesis

Carl W. Conrad
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