dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Feb 5 20:54:34 EST 2001
> > You'll find that the words [the brother of] are
> missing from 2 Samuel 21:19.
> > Compare 1 Chronicles 20:5. Elhanan slew *Lahmi*;
> David slew Goliath.
> > Shalom
> > Ben
> This is perhaps POSSIBLE, but I think you will find
> that almost all modern commentators agree that the
> Chronicles version is an attempt to harmonise the
> obvious discrepancy.
So what? Is this truth by consensus? We have to ask what kinds
of presuppositions these commentators begin with, what their
attitude toward the text is, and a host of other questions. More
important, we have to look into the text itself, not what somebody
says about it.
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated." C. S. Lewis
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