[B-Greek] question for the LXX experts

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Wed Jul 18 14:14:20 EDT 2007

Just to clarify, there are Greek translations of scripture among the Qumran fragments.
4Q119-122 (Lev, Num, Deut) and 7Q1 (Exod).

The questions of what constitutes LXX accuracy and what is "the text(s) we have currently" are best left off this list


> > Which version of the LXX is most accurate according  to the   
> > original  books of the Torah that were translated bce, and what 
> > differences were there in the LXX Qumran fragments versus the text
> > (s) that we have currently?
> This is not really a question about the Greek Biblical text 
> as such, and it involves a questionable assumption that the 
> Hebrew text translated by the LXX translators was identical 
> with the Hebrew Masoretic text of the 9th c. C.E. Moreover, 
> I'm not familiar (although I may well be wrong) with any LXX 
> fragments in the Qumran texts.

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