The only time Shakespeare uses the word “Israel,” it’s in connection with Jephthah (for a post on Jephthah—guess what?—q.v.).
O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou! (II.ii.400)I mention it because my family will be travelling to Jerusalem next week, and we’ll be staying there for a month.
I’ll have plenty of time to meet Jephthah.
But I’ll have less time to post to this blog. I will attempt to make some posts, but we'll just have to wait and see.
Links: Kevin Kline's Hamlet.