Shemot: a Riddle

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– Sefer Yitziat Mitzraim

– Exodus

– Shemot

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4 thoughts on “Shemot: a Riddle

  1. Sefer Yitziat Mitzraim – the original name for Shemot – ‘the book of the going out of Egypt’.

    Shemot – literally ‘names’, since the first parashah begins with ‘and these are the names’ (ve’eleh shemot) and goes on to list Jacob and the sons of Israel who joined Joseph in Egypt.

    Exodus – the Greek name for the second book of the translated Septuagint (‘the departure’).

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