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Title: 'I Feared' or 'I Saw' in Habakkuk 3,2?
Author(s): BANISTER, Jamie
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 97    Issue: 4   Date: 2016   
Pages: 527-536
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.97.4.3186054

Abstract :
This article calls into question the practice of emending יראתי ('I feared') to ראיתי ('I saw') in Hab 3,2, often by suggesting that ראה provides a more suitable parallel to שמע than does ירא. This paper demonstrates that 'I feared' should actually be preferred for several reasons on the basis of textual and contextual evidence. Moreover, this paper argues that there is a theologically significant pairing of שמע and ירא in Deuteronomy that may have influenced their appearance in Habakkuk 3, thus demonstrating that ירא can provide a logical parallel for שמע.

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