Re: [John_Lit] Re: "water" symbolism
- Maluflen@... wrote:
> In a message dated 2/24/2004 11:46:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, jgibson000@... writes:Except that famine -- the extended deprivation of things vital for existence -- is something that everyone in the "famine situation" recognizes as having happened.
> > What happens at Cana is described as a "running out" (hUSTERHSANTOS), not a famine . And the particular verb John uses (hUSTEREW) is, so far as I can tell, never associated with the phenomenon of "famine" and is never employed in the OT in passages where true and even figurative "famines" are
> spoken of, let alone as a word demoting or connoting "famine".>
> Jeffrey, I did a search some days ago in Hatch and Redpath and found a few interesting OT texts that could be construed as related to a famine situation and which, in LXX, do employ at least a close cognate of the verb hUSTEREW. I'm sorry I don't have the texts handy at the moment (I think they are in Genesis, and/or the books of Kings, as well as one or two Psalm texts, including the famous opening of Ps 23 [22 LXX]). So on this point I don't think Matt's position is too farfetched.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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