Fwd: usage ridicule

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 27 18:55:44 UTC 2012

At 3/27/2012 10:30 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>(And wasn't Esau "an hairy man" back in King James's day?)

The variorum and possibly critical edition of the King James
accessible via biblegateway.com perhaps evidences a (an?) historical
evolution --

    Genesis 27:11
       And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother
is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

    2 Kings 1:8
       And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a
girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.


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