Ezek 44:3

peter_kirk at sil.org peter_kirk at sil.org
Fri Jun 11 00:01:57 EDT 1999

I thought that notes like "frt l" in BHS with no other notes implies 
that the reading is pure conjecture with no MS or version support. Am 
I correct? Many of these conjectures are old and seem to be worthless.

Peter Kirk

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Subject: Re: Ezek 44:3
Author:  jwest at Highland.Net at internet
Date:    09/06/1999 17:22

At 04:40 PM 6/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Two questions re first word in this passage: 
>1.  When BSH   (BHS) apparatus (p.980) reads, "frt l" AK  (excuse bad 
>transliteration; gave key away; mean aleph kaph), does that mean that 
>L is not clearly legible here?  That is, L may read AK for ATH?

No- it means "perhaps read"- (frt l is a latin abbreviation = perhaps read) 
because some mss have that variant.  The variant is however an attempt to 
clarify and thus evidently a scribal attempt to clean something up and 
thereby secondary.

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