This paper examines two fauna images and suggests that they are secondary interpolations. The first example uses within an exhortation (Proverbs 1:10-19) a hunting image as a device for concretizing the evildoer's ultimate failure: "For in the eyes of every winged creature the net is outspread in vain; but they lie in wait for their own lives" (vv. 17-18). The second example comes from Psalms 32:9: "Be not like a senseless horse or mule whose movement must be curbed by bit and bridle; far be it from you!" (vv. 8-9) hence fashioning with the help of a simile borrowed from the world of domestic animals a didactic instruction.
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies