Re: Enoch commended as having pleased God?
- Yes, Dale!
1 Samuel 17:35 has David boasting of seizing the lion's beard (so the
Hebrew), while the LXX cites the harpist: "I grabbed his throat". That
correction by the 70 inspired the author of Hebrews 11:32-33 to applaud
David for "seal(ing) the mouth of the lion". If David grabbed his
beard, the lion's mouth would have dropped open. When David tickled
his gullet, the lion paused to lick his chops in anticipation of the