Michael L. Barré, «'Tarshish Has Perished': The Crux of Isaiah 23,10», Vol. 85 (2004) 115-119
Isa 23,10 is a long recognized crux interpretum within what is a difficult passage in its own right, Isaiah’s oracle against Tyre (23,1-14). The MT makes no sense. The restoration of the LXX Vorlage reconstructed by P. W. Flint brings us closer to the "original text", to the extent that only several minor errors separate us from what may be the original form of this verse. Once these are corrected the restored bicolon I propose not only makes good sense as a sentence but reads as good Biblical Hebrew poetry and fits the overall context very well.