Leningrad Codex & Chronicles

James Kirk jckirk at worldnet.att.net
Tue Dec 11 05:55:02 EST 2001

To the B-Hebrew List:

See below for a short introduction for my first posting on the B-Hebrew List.  I would appreciate help with the following question--

I was browsing through the facsimiles of the Leningrad Codex the other day and noticed that in it Chronicles is placed at the beginning of the "Writings" (in contrast with BHS's placement of Chronicles at the end).  In trying to understand what was going on I came across this note in BHS: "The BHS, following the BHK, deviates from the order of the books in L[eningrad] only in placing 1,2 Chronicles at the end" (XII).  The editors of BHS say nothing more about it and I have not been able to find more explanation in BHK.  Are they following another textual/canonical tradition at this point?  If so, why?

Thank you for the help,
James Kirk--I am a M.Div. student at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) with an interest in semitics and the Hebrew Bible.  I've appreciated "lurking" on the B-Hebrew list for some time.

James C. Kirk
M.Div. Student
Westminster Theological Seminary
1405 Grasshopper Rd.
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006
jckirk at att.net
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