Jud 3:17 (LXX)

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Oct 10 15:51:41 EDT 2001


howdy
i am fascinated by the fact that the LXX of Jud 3:17 describes Eglon as a
"beautiful" man whilst the Hebrew text calls him a fat man.  What possessed
the translator of the LXX to use the word "asteios" of Eglon when the hebrew
manuscripts all evidently contained "bari" (fat)?

best

jim
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Jim West, ThD

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, 
Roane State Community College

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies,
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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