Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 19:24


that with an iron chisel and with lead 1  they were engraved in a rock forever!


Ex 28:11,12,21; Ex 32:16; De 27:2,3,8; Jer 17:1

NET © Notes

sn There is some question concerning the use of the lead. It surely cannot be a second description of the tool, for a lead tool would be of no use in chiseling words into a rock. It was Rashi’s idea, followed by Dillmann and Duhm, that lead was run into the cut-out letters. The suggestion that they wrote on lead tablets does not seem to fit the verse (cf. NIV). See further A. Baker, “The Strange Case of Job’s Chisel,” CBQ 31 (1969): 370-79.

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