DATA BUG: Error in speaker coding

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 25 2018 1:05 AM

The coding of Moses as speaker is ill-conceived on two grounds:

  • God is the Speaker - God is telling Moses what to say
  • Timing does not permit Moses to be the Speaker - I would assume Moses waited for God to be done before he spoke to Aaron ... at least there is nothing in the text to imply that God speaking and Moses speaking are simultaneous.

Again, I want the coding to reflect the text not an interpretation of the text.

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MJ. Smith:
God is the Speaker - God is telling Moses what to say

So you're implying Moses said it. Smile

MJ. Smith:
Timing does not permit Moses to be the Speaker - I would assume Moses waited for God to be done before he spoke to Aaron ... at least there is nothing in the text to imply that God speaking and Moses speaking are simultaneous.

There is nothing in the tagging to imply that God speaking and Moses speaking are simultaneous.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 25 2018 1:30 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):
There is nothing in the tagging to imply that God speaking and Moses speaking are simultaneous.

True but two speakers, one event ... maybe a responsive reading? Smile

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 27 2018 3:49 PM

I don't favour this type of tagging when it comes to knowing what Moses actually spoke. God commanded, but it is misleading to also attribute the words to Moses. In Exodus, Moses does speak what God had earlier commanded, in many cases. Not so with Leviticus 6-7.

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