[b-hebrew] OT Translations & LXX

david.kimbrough at charter.net david.kimbrough at charter.net
Wed Jun 16 19:09:08 EDT 2004


I would only add that not every ancient Greek translation is properly the septuagint (LXX).  Strictly speaking, the LXX is only the Greek translation produced by the Judean community of Alexandria between the first third century BC.  Other later translation include Aquila's, Theodotion's, and Symmachus's.
> 
> From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> Date: 2004/06/16 Wed PM 10:02:33 GMT
> To: phil-eng at ighmail.com
> CC: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] OT Translations
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> On 16/06/2004 13:44, Philip Engmann wrote:
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> >  
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> > This does not follow. You have ignored the issue of the relative
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> > accuracy of transmission, and in the LXX case of translation, LXX
> >
> > Vorlage to attested text of LXX and proto-MT to attested text of MT.
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> > There is in fact good evidence of reliable transmission from proto-MT to
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> > attested MT but of considerable corruption, in translation or in
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> > copying, from LXX Vorlage to attested LXX.
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> > /How can one comment on the reliability or otherwise of the LXX 
> > translation when the source text, i.e. the LXX Vorlage, is not extant?/
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> > / /
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> > /Philip Engmann /
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> 
> I made it clear that we cannot now reliably distinguish between 
> corruption in translation, corruption of the Vorlage, and corruption of 
> the Greek text after translation. Nevertheless, there are some errors 
> which are characteristic of translation (for example, translation of the 
> wrong homonym), as well as some characteristic of corruption of the 
> Vorlage and others of corruption of the Greek. I accept that the absence 
> of the LXX Vorlage complicates the analysis, but it does not make it 
> meaningless.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
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David Kimbrough
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