[b-hebrew] Isaiah 29:11-12

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Jul 9 12:36:05 EDT 2004

On Friday 09 July 2004 08:59, Medina, Vincent wrote:
> Peter:
> Thanks for your input. This is a very difficult passage to lineate. As
> previously noted, BHS formats it as prose, so I suppose some would even
> question my attempt to lineate it at all.
> In response to your comment, "I don't much like the way you have divided
> 11e and 11f, even making this
> a break between stanzas." I have to admit that there is a certain amount
> of subjectivity here. [snip]

Hi Vincent, welcome to b-hebrew!
To a certain degree, any such endeavor includes a large dose of subjectivity, 
because at the end of the day we still don't know the actual ins and outs of 
Hebrew poetry.  For my own part, I would be inclined to ask why the editors 
of the translations and BHS formatted it as prose instead of poetry.  Since a 
lot of the folks in question would likely be hard to contact, there's a 
certain amount of second-guessing that goes into this question, but I have 
found that it can be a fruitful exercise and can shed some light on the text 
that I might have missed otherwise (and being without my medication, I tend 
to miss a lot these days! [insert Groucho-type cigar waving here] ;-)

Dave Washburn
Learning about Christianity from a non-Christian
is like getting a kiss over the telephone.

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