[b-hebrew] Job 38:14b
B. M. Rocine
brocine at twcny.rr.com
Sat Feb 5 21:06:07 EST 2005
I think the figure describes the landforms that appear to take their shape
as the sun rises. The landforms appear like an image in clay made by a
seal. In our day we might use a comparison to the manner in which a
polaroid photo appears. The rolling hills appear like the folds of an
extensive garment seeming to undulate as the sun rises and the shadows
shorten. Also, as the sun rises and the shadows shorten, the wicked lose
their hiding places in the dark.
The subject of wytycbw is qanphot of the previous v. qanaph is sometimes
masculine, I believe.
Of course, we need to understand the light that comes with the dawn as a
metaphor for justice.
> After several days of working over Job 38:12-15 with the *help of Dhorme,
> Pope, F.I. Andersen, I am a little perplexed over Job 38:14b. What this
> seems to lack is discourse cohesion. The parts don't seem to fit together
> into a "text" (as the term is used in semiotic theory).
> wytycbw kmw lbw$ Job 38:14b
> What is the subject of wytycbw ?
> What is the sense and referent of lbw$ ?
> Clay Bartholomew
> *DJA Clines, R.Gordis and J.Hartley are on the way here but I don't have
> them yet.
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