Pastor Bryan Peters preached “The Lives of Simeon and Levi” from Genesis 34 and 49:5-7 at the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Columbus.
The lives of Simeon and Levi warn us of man’s cruel wrath and violence.
I. The Horror Explained
II. The History Applied
III. The Hero Identified
Note from the preacher:
I erroneously mentioned the Septuagint as the source of the Authorised Version’s translation in Genesis 49:6. It is instead the Latin Vulgate which seems to be the source of the “wall” reading here in the tradition of English Bible translation. The Masoretic text of the Hebrew Scriptures contains vowel pointings which render the term as “ox” instead. The Septuagint renders this accordingly in line with the Hebrew. The translators of the Authorised Version recognized this with a marginal note that reads “Or houghed oxen.”