“Would It Go Well If He Examined You?”

Would it go well if he examined you? – Job 13.9 (CSB)

Examined – חָקַר (ḥā·qǎr)

  • explore, search out, discover, probe, sound out, examine, test, i.e., try to find out information about an object; search out, inquire; searched (Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew [Old Testament] – DBL Hebrew).

In his book “Working the Angles,” Eugene Peterson makes this statement, causing me to pause and reflect this morning, “It is by exchanging sounds, not snapshots, with each other that revelation takes place and relationship becomes intimate.”

“Exchanging sounds” (i.e. conversation and words with each other), “not snapshots.”

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