[b-hebrew] Jer 38.9 as hyperbole
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 10:54:47 EST 2011
I think that student has a point. I disagree with it, based on my
understanding of Biblical Hebrew language, but to reject it as “preconceived
conclusions” does not do him justice.
An example of hyperbole is found in Numbers 17:27 (verse 12 in English)
where Israel said “We are expiring, we are lost, all of us are lost!” when
that was not true. So we cannot reject the possibility of hyperbole out of
Karl W. Randolph.
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:58 AM, Rolf Furuli <furuli at online.no> wrote:
> Dear Randall,
> This is an excellent example of how the text is read in the light of
> preconceived conclusions., instead of drawing one's conclusions on the text
> taken at face value. When the text dose not fit one's conclusions, the text
> is explained away. But there are many more similar examples.
> Best regards,
> Rolf Furuli
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