14 sons 6 daughters Job 42

Mark Markham markhamm at topsurf.com
Tue Sep 28 16:32:36 EDT 1999


How is this:

7 dead sons & 3 dead daughters (Chapter 1)

plus

7 new sons & 3 new daughters (chapter 42)

equals 14 sons 6 daughters. (twice as many)

Job believed in life beyond death. He truly was blessed with double of
everything.  Does this work?

Mark Markham
Heidelberg, Germany


----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Crea <Joseph.Crea at worldnet.att.net>
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: Job 42.13


> Hello Doug!
>
> At 07:54 AM 9/28/99 +0000, Doug Jantz wrote:
> > Listers,
> >    The NIV and NRSV both have 7, with no footnotes to the contrary or
any
> >notes for textual difficulties.  --
>
>
> CREA
>      I find nothing in the apparatus of BHS^5 to indicate the presence of
> any textual variants for the number of sons.  Ditto for the LXX and the
> Vulgate. Since the text two verses earlier mentions 14 thousand sheep,
it's
> possible that the lecturer's eyes "slipped".
>
>
> With Mettaa,
>
> Joseph Crea
> <Joseph.Crea at worldnet.att.net>
>
>
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