I see Tim’s off on a new venture (SansBlogue : Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit (animated)). Could this be a prophetic rabbit – railing againt the oppressive McGregor regime after the manner of Amos?
Reminds me of DJA Clines paper, “New Directions in Pooh Studies: Überlieferungs- und religionsgeschichtliche Studien zum Pu-Buch“, which always makes me smile when I read it. Especially the bit about “ecumenical” connections,
Half-way between Pooh’s house and Piglet’s house was a Thoughtful Spot where they met sometimes when they had decided to go and see each other, and as it was warm and out of the wind they would sit down there for a little and wonder what they would do now that they had seen each other (H 8.125).
Sometimes that’s so true.
For those of you wondering what “Gattung” in the Clines article is see Tim’s helpful entry : Bible study resources: Gattung.