Reconsidering Habakkuk 1:8

Balogh Csaba: Reconsidering Habakkuk 1:8. In: Kókai Nagy Viktor (ed.): Propheten der Epochen / Prophets during the Epochs: Festschrift für István Karasszon zum 60. Geburtstag / Studies in Hounour of István Karasszon for his 60th Birthday. Alter Orient und Altes Testament 426. Münster: Ugarit Verlag 2015. 113-125

This study argues that the phrase פָּרָשָׁיו וּפָרָשָׁיו should be emended to פָּרָשָׁיו וּפָרְשׂוּ, "their horses (or: horsemen) swarm out (or: spread out)". This reading is indirectly supported by some of the ancient witnesses (LXX and 1QpHab) and is better suited to its context than the Massoretic version.