Reconsidering Habakkuk 1:8


This study argues that the phrase פָּרָשָׁיו וּפָרָשָׁיו should be emended to פָּרָשָׁיו וּפָרְשׂוּ, "their horses (or: horsemen) swarm out (or: spread out)". This reading is indirectly supported by some of the ancient witnesses (LXX and 1QpHab) and is better suited to its context than the Massoretic version.

Bibliographic reference

Balogh Csaba: Reconsidering Habakkuk 1:8. In: Egeresi László Sándor, Kókai-Nagy Viktor (ed.): Propheten der Epochen / Prophets during the Epochs. Festschrift für István Karasszon zum 60. Geburtstag / Studies in Hounour of István Karasszon for his 60th Birthday. Ugarit Verlag (2015), 113--125Ugarit Verlag 2015