[b-hebrew] OT Translations

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Jun 9 09:34:03 EDT 2004

Going beyond that, there are many cases in which the LXX version seems to
"make more sense" than the MT. In such cases, one must ask, whether this
means that the MT is corrupt, or that the LXX version was "corrected" by a
redactor in order to iron out difficulties in the original.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 2:22 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] OT Translations

> Dear Philip,
> >In cases where the LXX Vorlage clearly differs irreconcilably from the
> >Proto-MT which text is more accurate? And which text should be seen as
> >'more correct'? [1]
> HH: Textual criticism is largely done on a case by case basis. There
> is not a general rule that always applies. The original writing was
> done in Hebrew and Aramaic, so that gives some precedence to the
> Hebrew and Aramaic sources over those in Greek.

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