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 Post subject: Verses 40:36-37
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 04:00 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 40:36-37
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2013, 03:12 
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{40:36} And Pharaoh said, "O Haman, construct for me a tower that I might reach the ways -

I love Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar's translation of صرحا as "pavilion" and الأسباب as "the routes." I suggest,
{40:36} And Pharaoh said, "O Haman, build for me a pavilion that I might reach the routes -

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{40:37} The ways into the heavens - so that I may look at the deity of Moses; but indeed, I think he is a liar." And thus was made attractive to Pharaoh the evil of his deed, and he was averted from the [right] way. And the plan of Pharaoh was not except in ruin.

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{40:37} The routes into the heavens - so that I may look up to the god of Moses; but I do think he is a liar." And thus was embellished to Pharaoh the evil of his work, and he was shunned from the way. And the scheme of Pharaoh was not but in ruin.

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