Goliath

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Feb 6 14:57:24 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.
> 
By way of clarification, my point is that it matters little what a 
majority of commentators say, which seemed to be the authority to 
which Jan was appealing.

Dave Washburn
http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
"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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