Sunday, June 09, 2013

Implied transitions

I'm slowly but surely making my way through the Job proofs. It's an occasionally painful process, since early editing has aimed for a text you could breeze through, loosening my often turgid academic style (my old friend V used to call it "teutonic") by going for shorter sentences without transitions... Read it word for word and you sometimes don't know how the reader is supposed to get from one idea to the next! At this stage all I can do is trust the process...

But overall it's gratifying - I managed to pack quite a lot of good stuff in. A reader will be able to make better sense of what's going on in this rare Joban hymn, which turned up in (Catholic) church this morning - three
Old Testament sources making for a very New Testament message.

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