Just a few notes.
I did not mention yesterday that the 1662 prayer book psalter is basically the same as the Coverdale translation. I was surprised to see that these psalms are so dependent on the LXX and Vulgate tradition, at least what I have seen so far.
- Interlinears are the Devil’s tools. They allow presumption and reinforce dilettantism. We all know at least two people who have no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, but with interlinear in hand, have the unmitigated hubris to assume the right of argumentation with actual scholars.
Jim also has a good explanation for my cheery disposition. I am part Swiss. And, to keep you up to date, the writing systems presentation that I was working on in August has been accepted for a conference in Toronto late in October. All that work paid off.