Thursday, July 09, 2009

TBWCYL Day 189 - The Book of Who?

Have you ever heard of Habakkuk? Well I sure haven't but yesterday my task was "don't waste the 4 minutes and 22 seconds (on average) you will spend on the toilet. Read the much neglected Old Testament Book of Habakkuk instead, and try to improve yourself." So, last night when we got home, I plopped down on the potty and got to reading.

After about 10 sentences things just didn't sound legit. There were a lot of "doth"'s and a few other words that made me think The Book made this character up. For example...

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far: they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

WTF? I don't know what a word of that meant. It almost sounds sexual.

And this one...

Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

Booties? Like the little shoes kids wear?

Or, how about this...

Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

Naked bows and cleaving earths sound dirty too. I just don't get it.

So, I had to know if this thing was real, and guess what...It is!!! I am not sure if this is the actual text or not but you can view the Wikipedia page about it here. I was sure it was made up but it seems to follow what the text is supposed to be.

His name should have been Hab the Kook if you ask me.

That is all,


2 Ripples in the pond:

Girl Interrupted said...

All I know about Habbakuk is that Bernini made a sculpture of him having his hair pulled by an angel

Trinity said...

That's kinky.