[b-hebrew] Relative ages of LXX, DSS and proto-MT texts

Moshe Shulman mshulman at ix.netcom.com
Thu Mar 4 19:47:45 EST 2004


At 04:38 PM 3/4/2004 -0600, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
>A possible problem with your line of reasoning, but I may misunderstand
>you, is that however old the LXX might be, we don't have the original
>manuscripts. The DSS copies of the LXX we have are the oldest we have, I
>think.

It is also true that:

1. The DSS has the oldest manuscripts of the MT.
2. There is numerically much more MT readings then LXX.
3. I have yet to find a LXX reading used in a 'sectarian' text.




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