[b-hebrew] Difference between the Hebrew Bible and Septuagint in the Shema?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Oct 2 15:08:12 EDT 2004

On 02/10/2004 19:46, Maurice A. O'Sullivan wrote:

> ...
> This commentary also points out:
> >> Elsewhere the requirement to love God is usually modified only by 
> the first two phrases of this
> verse, “with all your heart and with all your soul.” Perhaps “with all 
> your might”
> was added here to give the strongest possible emphasis, since this is 
> the very first
> time this requirement appears in the Bible. This full form of the 
> formula appears
> again only in 2 Kings 23:25, describing King Josiah, who returned to 
> God in a way
> unmatched by any other Israelite king.<<
Thanks. The LXX of 2 Kings 23:25 is KARDIA ... YUCH ... ISCUS, but 
apparently one text has YUCH and ISCUS reversed. So the NT use of ISCUS 
may come from the LXX here - or vice versa.

Peter Kirk
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