University of Lausanne BiBIL
  Institut romand des sciences bibliques
  Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne - BiBIL
Administration Contact Impressum  
Notice details
Bibil Identifier bibil:204057
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Understanding Amos vi 12 in Light of His Other Rhetorical Questions
Author Allen, Spencer L.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 58, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 437-448 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The MT of Amos vi 12a comprises a pair of rhetorical questions: “Do horses run on the rock(s)? Or does one plow with oxen?” An analysis of Amos' other pairs of rhetorical questions, which demonstrate a high degree of semantic and structural parallelism, suggests that the MT is corrupt. Four criteria are accordingly derived from these other rhetorical questions to evaluate the numerous proposed solutions for vi 12a. Alan Cooper's emendation is identified as most consistent with Amos' general usage: “Do horses run on crags? Or does the wild ox plow in the valley?”
DOI 10.1163/156853308X344550
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetorical Question
Pericopes Amos 6,12
Last modification 2017-10-27