Intertextual Sources: The meaning of אות – MS, HS, A

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Intertextual Sources: The meaning of אות

Using a Tanach, Look up the following references. Is there any difference between the meaning of אות in these passages? What do you think the function of the אות is in each case?  (to show? tell? remind? something else?)

  • Bereshit 4:15 (Cain and Abel)
  • Shemot 31:13 (Shabbat)
  • Shemot 31: 17 (Shabbat)
  • Shemot 8:18-19 (Plagues)
  • Shemot 12:13 (Blood on the doorposts)

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