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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Theon’ found in Exodus (Septuagint)

Ex 1:17; Ex 1:21 ; Ex 2:23; Ex 3:11; Ex 3:13; Ex 4:16; Ex 7:1; Ex 8:25; Ex 8:26; Ex 10:17; Ex 10:18; Ex 18:19; Ex 19:8; Ex 19:18; Ex 19:21; Ex 19:23; Ex 19:24; Ex 24:2; Ex 32:30.

Of the 19 uses of theon in Exodus of the Greek Septuagint, only Exodus 7:1 does not use the definite article. Furthermore it is a D.O. which follows the verb. [See the THEON study -


http://examiningthetrinity.blogspot.com/2009/10/theon-rdbs-rule.html ]

7:1 kai eipen kurioV proV mwushn legwn idou dedwka se qeon faraw kai aarwn o adelfoV sou estai sou profhthV

So how is theon to be understood at Exodus 7:1?

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Exodus 7:1 Commentaries

The Adam Clarke Commentary:

Verse 1. I have made thee a god
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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible:

I have made thee a god to Pharaoh;
not a god by nature, but made so; he was so by commission and office, clothed with power and authority from God to act under him in all things he should direct; not for ever, as angels are gods, but for a time; not in an ordinary way, as magistrates are gods, but in an extraordinary manner; and not to any other but to Pharaoh, being an ambassador of God to him,
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 
Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown

I have made thee a god--"made," that is, set, appointed; "a god"; that is, he was to act in this business as God's representative, to act and speak in His name and to perform things beyond the ordinary course of nature. The Orientals familiarly say of a man who is eminently great or wise, "he is a god" among men.

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Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible

Here, I. God encourages Moses to go to Pharaoh, and at last silences all his discouragements. 1. He clothes him with great power and authority (Exodus 7:1): I have made thee a god to Pharaoh; that is, my representative in this affair, as magistrates are called gods, because they are God's vicegerents.
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Joseph Benson’s Commentary
A god to Pharaoh — That is, my representative in this affair, as magistrates are called gods, because they are God’s vicegerents. He was authorized to speak and act in God’s name, and endued with a divine power, to do that which is above the ordinary course of nature.


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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Twice Jehovah said that Moses should be a god. A god to Aaron (Ex. 4:16) and a god to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1). He received divine authority and power over Pharaoh….


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Geneva Study Bible

Ex. 7:1
And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a[*]god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
(*) I have given you power and authority to speak in my name and to execute my judgments on him.

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The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann [Lutheran]

And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh, He had given him authority as His ambassador, with power to carry out His judgments


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Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament
At the same time Moses was also made a god to Pharaoh; i.e., he was promised divine authority and power over Pharaoh,


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Some trinitarian-translated Bibles which translate Exodus 7:1 as ‘a god’:

KJV

American KJV

21st Century KJV

KJ2000

ERV

MKJV and LITV (Green)

Webster

GodsWord

The Message

BBE

GNT

Young’s

Moffatt

Byington

Lamsa

Leeser

IHOT

CAB

EJ2000

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