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Job 9:8

Context
NETBible

he alone spreads out the heavens, and treads 1  on the waves of the sea; 2 

XREF

Ge 1:6,7; Job 37:18; Job 38:11; Ps 33:6; Ps 93:3,4; Ps 104:2,3; Isa 40:22; Isa 42:5; Isa 44:24; Jer 10:11; Zec 12:1; Mt 14:25-30; Joh 6:19

NET © Notes

tn Or “marches forth.”

tn The reference is probably to the waves of the sea. This is the reading preserved in NIV and NAB, as well as by J. Crenshaw, “Wÿdorek `al-bamoteares,” CBQ 34 (1972): 39-53. But many see here a reference to Canaanite mythology. The marginal note in the RSV has “the back of the sea dragon.” The view would also see in “sea” the Ugaritic god Yammu.



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