[b-hebrew] Jacob ben Hayyim - Masoretic Text

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Thu Jul 28 10:29:14 EDT 2005


Peter:

That would be the 2nd Rabbinic Bible published by
Bomberg but done by Ben Hayyim

Kevin



--- Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org> wrote:

> On 28/07/2005 13:41, Kevin W. Woodruff wrote:
> 
> >Peter:
> >
> >I have notes from the NKJV and this is what they
> say:
> >
> >There are eight places where Bomberg (=the TR of
> the
> >KJV) differs from BHK/BHS (=MT in our notes). In
> these
> >places the note explains that the NKJV is following
> >the Hebrew used by the KJV 1611 translators rather
> >than the modern critical editions of the MT. The
> >agreement or disagreement of the ancient versions
> is
> >also indicated in these places. (See Prov. 8:16;
> Isa.
> >10:16; 27:2; 38:14; Ezek. 30:18; Zeph. 3:15; and
> Mal.
> >1:12; also Jer. 34:1 without a note.) 
> >  
> >
> 
> Thank you, Kevin. I note that three of these
> differences are between 
> Lord (presumably Adonay) and LORD (presumably YHWH),
> and another is only 
> in the spelling of Nebuchadn/rezzar. So we are left
> with just four 
> places where there is a small meaning difference:
> 
> >Prov. 8:16 
> >... the judges of the earth. (KJV, LXX, Bomberg)
> >... the judges of righteousness (BHS, Syriac,
> Vulgate)
> >
> >
> >Isa 27:2
> >... A vineyard of red wine. (BHK, Bomberg, Vulgate)
> >... A vineyard of delight (BHS, some Hebrew mss,
> LXX)
> >... A vineyard of choice (Targum)
> >
> >
> >Ezek. 30:18; 
> >At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, ...
> (KJV, Bomberg, Many Hebrew mss., Syriac,
> >Targum, Vulgate)
> >
> >At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be refrained, ...
> (BHS)
> >
> >Zeph. 3:15; 
> >... thou shalt not see evil any more. (KJV,
> Bomberg, Hebrew mss, LXX)
> >
> >... thou shalt not fear any more. (BHS, Vulgate)
> >  
> >
> 
> But what is meant by "Bomberg" here? His First
> Rabbinic Bible? Or the 
> Second Rabbinic Bible usually named after Ben
> Hayyim, although also 
> printed by Bomberg?
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
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> 
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