[B-Greek] TADE in Revelation

Albert Pietersma albert.pietersma at sympatico.ca
Fri Mar 17 11:09:52 EST 2006

Dear Iver,
It is your type of completely understandable reaction that launched 
Thackeray's  two-translator theory (1-28, 29-51/52) a century ago, more 
recently modified by Tov to one translator and one reviser.  The 
theory, however, has some very serious difficulties.
On Mar 17, 2006, at 2:24 AM, Iver Larsen wrote:

> Thanks.
> That is an interesting point. The shift from TADE LEGEI to hOUTWS 
> EIPEN from Jer 30:17 onwards is so abrupt and striking that I can only 
> assume that two different translators were at work, one doing the 
> first half and another the second half.
> Maybe one was more into literary style than the other?
> I am sorry that I haven't yet read your introduction because of very 
> poor internet connection where I am.
> Iver
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Albert Pietersma" 
> <albert.pietersma at sympatico.ca>
> To: "Iver Larsen" <iver at larsen.dk>
> Cc: "'BG'" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>; "David Bielby" 
> <dbielby at bloomingtonvineyard.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] TADE in Revelation
> Dear Iver,
> Since the LXX uses both TADE LEGEI and OUTWS LEGEI (EIPEN) for KO AMAR,
> glosses them respectively as "This is what X says" and "Thus says
> (said)."  The question is whether in the LXX we are dealing with a free
> variant or whether there is more to it. Since the issue is of immediate
> relevance for the SO-CALLED two halves of Greek Jeremiah, I deal with
> it to some extent in the introduction to that book, posted on the NETS
> website http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/nets/edition/ More needs to be done
> of course, but a beginning has been made.
> Al
Albert Pietersma
Professor of Septuagint and Hellenistic Greek
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
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