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Anonymous's Joel Chapter 2 comment on 11/17/2022, 4:55am...

Hello Ngula. In my understanding, applying "teacher of righteousness" to the verse in Joel 2:23 is incorrect. This application is found in the Targum & Vulgate (from an old Jewish interpretation) where the normal reading & understanding of the verse has been altered. Why they have done this, I cannot be sure.

In the KJV, "...for he hath given you the former rain MODERATELY...", is from the Hebrew, 'tsedaqah', which generally means 'righteously'. This implies that God has given & will give them the former rain righteously (in correct measure, in right proportion), or as in the KJV, 'in moderation'. To make this verse, and the following verses that complement it (vv24-26) to mean something else, is in my opinion mistreating God's Word. Unfortunately, this other rendering was adopted into the AV margin.


Ngula Mubiana's Joel Chapter 2 comment on 11/16/2022, 10:40pm...

I would like to know more about the marginal rendering of Joel 2:23 as "teacher of righteousness" and why it does not appear as the preferred translation.


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