usage ridicule

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 20:02:35 UTC 2012

On Mar 27, 2012, at 2:55 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> 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 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.
> Joel

I follow Alan Bennett's edition:

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