Shouting(!) in the Apparatus

Many people don’t realize that an exclamation point in print is equivalent to shouting. I’m sure Y. A. P. Goldman, editor of the Qoheleth portion of BHQ’s Megilloth fascile, is not one of those people. So, when I read the exclamatory statement below, I smiled. Concerning ומי־אהב בהמון in Ecclesiastes 5:9, he says,

The preposition ב before המון is not a dittography, as suggested in BHS; it is supported by the textual agreement of M and G (two different texts here!) . . .

I’m sorry, but I’m frequently amused by the use of exclamation points!!!

If you want, you can take a peek at Ecclesiastes 5 here.