[b-hebrew] MT for all OT Translations?

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jun 21 10:42:37 EDT 2004


Dear Philip,

I just noticed that you had capitalized Bible Societies, perhaps 
referring to the United Bible Societies. In that case, forget my 
answer as irrelevant. I somehow took you to mean Bible translations 
produced by organizations.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

>
>>"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?
>
>HH: No, I wouldn't. It's not true. Many translations seek what they 
>believe was the original reading, and that may be preserved in the 
>LXX, the DSS, or possibly something else. Translations occasionally 
>resort to emendations on the assumption that the preserved readings 
>are not original but testify to the presumed original reading of the 
>Hebrew.



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