[b-hebrew] MT for all OT Translations?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Jun 21 09:42:30 EDT 2004

On 21/06/2004 05:01, Philip Engmann wrote:

>"All Bible Societies in the world use the Masoretic Text for Old
>Testament translations and note the variants in the footnotes".
>Would you agree with the above statement?
>Philip Engmann
Not all translations note the variants. In the translation project I am 
working on, on the advice of the Bible Societies' consultant, footnotes 
indicating textual variants were mostly deleted as confusing to new 
readers, and in most cases (not all) MT was followed rather than LXX. 2 
Samuel 8:13 is an example of where the translation follows LXX rather 
than MT without a footnote, because there is also good evidence from 
some Hebrew MSS, Syriac and parallel passages, and from the context. But 
in v.12 the translation follows MT without a footnote, which seems 
questionable to me.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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