Jud 3:17 (LXX)

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Thu Oct 11 13:39:38 EDT 2001


At 09:41 AM 10/11/01 -0400, you wrote:

>A fat cow is a beautiful creature?

perhaps.  but the words of Amos echo in my head- when he accuses the women
of Samaria being "cows of Bashan".  This is clearly not intended to be a
compliment.

There seem to be a wide range of possible understandings of the word "fat"
in the LXX.  My question, to focus it a bit more, is- is it proper to
understand it in a positive way in the Eglon episode.

Thanks

Jim

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