Re: Difficult Texts

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 01:40:53 EST

Based on both the on and off list responses to my first post, I realize
now I have misstated the problem.

I said:

> Most of my troubles seem to be with the low level issues, particularly
> syntax and lexicography.

The problems I am having in Habakkuk chapter 3 (MT/LXX) are not really
at the lexical and syntactical level. What I run into is a lucid clause
followed by another lucid clause but the two clauses do not make sense
when collocated. I can make sense out of the isolated phrase and clause
level constituents but the "text" some times makes no sense because
higher level constituents do not seem to cohere.

This problem isn't really all that uncommon in the Prophetic books of
the LXX. Isaiah and Jeremiah are certainly no picnic.

Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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