SV: Leningrad Codex & Chronicles

Niels Peter Lemche npl at
Wed Dec 12 07:15:36 EST 2001

Same situation in the Aleppo Codex.

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> Fra:	James Kirk [SMTP:jckirk at]
> Sendt:	11. december 2001 11:55
> Til:	Biblical Hebrew
> Emne:	Leningrad Codex & Chronicles
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> 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.
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