[b-hebrew] 1Enoch 6:8 DSS
C. Stirling Bartholomew
jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Fri May 21 16:11:54 EDT 2004
I cannot make any sense out of the syntax of this. Looks like dittography
with repeated demonstratives and substantives.
)lyN )nwN rbny rb[n]y (s[r]t) )n[wN wr]bnyh[N klhN nsbw lhN]
[tmnyt (#ry lh ym)l t#(t (#r]y lh yhdy[)l (]#ryN [lh] )lyN [)nw]N rbny
The greek version of this reads:
outoi eisin arcai autow oi deka (R.H. Charles)
Nickelsburg (1Enoch 1, page 175 8a) has a discussion of this text but
doesn't really explain the syntax.
The issue at stake is: do we have 10 leaders (makes no sense here) or
leaders of 10's. Greek seems to support the nonsense reading but the DSS
fragments are difficult to unscramble.
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