lying down (masc.)
at the opening
BR 9:01, Feb 1993
How Shifting One Letter Can Eliminate Eves Curse
Moving a Hebrew consonant from one word to another adjacent to it can change meaning as illustrated here with a portion of a verse from Genesis 4:7 regarding Cains sin. Read in the conventional way the words are as follows:
Two scholars translate the passage as follows:
For E.A. Speiser;1 a concerned YHWH warns Cain, Sin is the demon at the door, whose urge is toward you; yet you can be his master.
For Everett Fox,2 an austere YHWH admonishes Cain, At the entrance is sin, a crouching-demon, toward you his lustbut you can rule over him.