Friday, April 30, 2010

And Some Helped Their Wish Come True

Besserman writes:

"For what Samuel Johnson said of readers of Paradise Lost -- 'none ever have wished it longer than it is' -- probably holds true for most readers of the Hebrew Book of Job. The Septuagint is only five-sixths the length of its exemplar, a disparity that was already noted by Origen in the third century, who observed that 'often four or three verses, and sometimes fourteen or fifteen' are missing from the Greek."

The Legend of Job in the Middle Ages, 38.

1 comment:

Brad said...

Ha. The Reader's Digest version of Job.