Saturday, March 21, 2015

Always read the footnotes

What is that word Selah?
Lacking a clear consensus from scholars I have felt free to offer the ... suggestion that Selah is a Philistine expletive that David learned during those hard years when he was banished from Saul's court and knocking around with ruffians and outlaws in the wilderness. He used it whenever he broke a string on his harp.
Eugene Peterson, note 1, chapter 7 of Answering God.