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

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 5 02:37:33 EST 2004

On 3/4/04 5:11 PM, "Moshe Shulman" <mshulman at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>>> 3. I have yet to find a LXX reading used in a 'sectarian' text.
>> Moshe,
>> That is an interesting comment. Could you expand on it? What your saying is
>> that when the non-canonical DSS texts quote from the OT canon they never
>> agree with the LXX against the MT. Is that what you are saying?
> I cannot claim to have checked every reference, but I have checked many,
> and have not found the LXX. They use either the MT or the unique Qumran
> version.  

By "unique Qumran version" do you mean what E.Tov has called "free"
citations or do you mean citations from a independent text type known to
exist at Qumran among the DSS canonical texts? I assume you mean the later.

Would be nice to hear from someone who can offer a counter example. Can
anyone show us an undisputable LXX reading used in a DSS 'sectarian' text?

Clay Bartholomew 

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