[b-hebrew] Dahood on `ecah, derek, mow$ab

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 2 12:37:44 EDT 2003


On 10/2/03 4:31 AM, "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org> wrote:

> This is an interesting paper. But in the first part there does seem to
> be one big assumption, that 2 Samuel 22 || Psalm  18 is a text "where
> the variants seem to be wholly or almost wholly due to the usual
> processes of scribal transmission." This is probably true of some of the
> variants e.g. the "was seen"/"flew" variant in v.11. But there is no
> argument at all to reject the alternative hypothesis, that most of these
> variants are due to deliberate editorial changes made when the psalm was
> incorporated into its current contexts.

Yes. Clines' argument makes about as much sense as using the Cantos of Ezra
Pound for textual criticism of Confucius.

greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 
 





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