[b-hebrew] Does the Dead Sea Scroll, 4QDeut q, match the LXX Quotation of Deuteronomy 32:43?

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Mar 1 14:58:40 EST 2004

On Monday 01 March 2004 05:12, Peter Kirk wrote:
> On 29/02/2004 22:40, Dave Washburn wrote:
> >Philip,
> >According to P.W. Skehan, "A Fragment of the 'Song of Moses' (Deut 32)
> > from Qumran" in BASOR 136 (1954) p. 12-15, v. 43 reads as follows:
> >
> >hrnynw $mym `mw
> >wh$txww lw kl 'lhym
> >ky dm bnyw yqwm
> >wnqm y$yb lcryw
> >wlmsn'yw y$lm
> >wykpr 'dmt `mw
> >
> >Unfortunately, in the photocopy of the article that I have the photo came
> > out as a blob, so I can't verify any of the readings from it.  Skehan's
> > note says in part on v.43, "bnyw, with LXX, as against MT `bdyw.  The
> > language of verses 5 (LLX) [sic], 19, 20, seems decisive in favor of the
> > former."  I'm not sure what the BHS note is trying to say.
> I suspect one of two things:
> (a) the kl 'lhym part of the above is a doubtful reconstruction and the
> text may be bny 'l
> or (b) there are other DSS fragments which read bny 'l here.

Soren answered about the reconstruction; I haven't found any others that 
preserve any part of v.43.  If someone knows of one (or more), please let me 
know (with bibliographic info) as I am always looking for possible 
corrections to my book.

Dave Washburn
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is like getting a kiss over the telephone.

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