Sam, Chr & Josephus

Penner pennerkm at
Tue Mar 13 09:00:12 EST 2001

From: "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at>

> >Surely Samuel at least is demonstrably earlier than Josephus, as it is
> >represented at Qumran. Is the same true of Chronicles?
> This is something one will have to see. Yes, some fragments have been
ascribed to
> Samuel, but one would need to see what the variations were to see if in
fact we are
> dealing with Samuel or that Vorlage I see lurking behind our three texts.

You must be aware of Eugene Ulrich's The Qumran Text of Samuel and Josephus,
in which all the variants are analysed.

Ken Penner
Ph.D. student, Bibilical Field (Early Judaism)
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

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