[B-Greek] akataskeuastos in Gen. 1:1 LXX
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Feb 11 04:52:35 EST 2005
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 09:45:53 EST Chambers3501 at aol.com writes:
> To all:
> I have always thought the adjective AKATASKEUASTOS in LXX Gen. 1:1
> an odd
> choice by the translator. Anyone know if recent finds have shed any
> light on
> I read recently that some view this as evidence of a different
> vorlage for the text.
I don't recall seeing a reply to this
hH DE GH HN AORATOS KAI AKATASKEUASTOS, KAI SKOTOS EPANW THS ABUSSOU, KAI
PNEUMA QEOU EPEFERETO EPANW TOU hUDATOS
In regard to the word AKATASKEUASTOS LSJ has
AKATASKEUASTO, ON, not properly prepared, FARMAKON Thphr.?HP?9.16.6
[Theophrastus Philosophus, Historia Plantarum]; unwrought,
unformed, GH Lxx?Ge.?1.2; hH A. chaos, 1Enoch?21.1; unpolished,
unartificial, hAPLSA KAI MONOEIDH KAI A. Ps.-Plu.?Vit.Hom.?218.
[Plutarchus Biographus et Philosophus, de Vita et poesi Homeri -- the
Greek doesn't seem correct, but I don't have the work] Adv.? -TWS
D.H.?Is.?15 [Dionysius Halicarnassensis, de Isaeo].
I am inclined to think that AORATOS KAI AKATASKEUASTOS is here taken as a
hendiadys and thus rendered by one term. I doubt that a different
Vorlage underlies this.
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