Hosea and LXX

Melvin Ely and Naama Zahavi-Ely nxzaha at wm.edu
Sat Dec 29 11:00:30 EST 2001

Hi!  In the case of Hosea 12:5, you don't have to posit any difference
between the actual TEXT of the masoretic version of the Hebrew and the
speculative Hebrew original that was used to produce the LXX.  The
difference is in UNDERSTANDING the "nu" suffix -- is it a standard case of
"nu" meaning "us" or is it a case of "nu" meaning "him", which would be
exceptional as a suffix to "(im" ("with"), but is either the norm or a
common variant with many other prepositions and verbs.

Best wishes


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