[Milton-L] Samson's prayer of revenge

Paul Miller pm9 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 28 18:33:11 EST 2008

Milton identified with Samson and a little of his own story makes it into SA 
so I think Milton knew the eyes of Samson were gone but sometimes in his 
mind's eye he saw himself standing in as Samson  with his own sightless 

Paul Miller

So Hills amid the Air encounterd Hills
Hurl'd to and fro with jaculation dire,
That under ground, they fought in dismal
shade --- Paradise Lost

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From: "Harold Skulsky" <hskulsky at email.smith.edu>
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> The variant translations in LXX are "exekopsan" and "exoryxan"--"cut OUT," 
> "dug OUT." Jerome has "eruerunt"--"drew OUT," "rooted OUT." I would wager 
> that Junius-Tremellius gives "eruerunt." Why would M have differed from 
> earlier interpreters in imagining the Philistine attack as meticulously 
> surgical rather than brutal?
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