[b-hebrew] Hebrew "If-and" construction and the Book of Mormon

Kevin Graham kevlds at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 17 07:26:51 EDT 2006


We're getting cloiser, but Brenton's LXX was published in 1851 in English 
right?

The Book of Mormon was published in 1830. Was there another English 
publication of the LXX prior to Brenton's?


>From: Peter Kirk <peter at qaya.org>
>To: Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>
>CC: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Hebrew "If-and" construction and the Book of Mormon
>Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:43:27 +0100
>
>On 17/08/2006 02:09, Steve Miller wrote:
> >> ...
> >>
> > [Steve Miller]The LXX is the most literal translator of the vav as 
>"and".
> > In Gen 34:15-17, previously ref'd, LXX translates the vav at the 
>beginning
> > of v16 as "and", but as nothing in the middle of v17.
> >
> >
>Good point. Could Smith have been influenced by the LXX? Or perhaps by a
>literal translation of LXX into English, such as Thomson's (from
>http://www.bible-researcher.com/versbib9.html):
> > *1808*. Charles Thomson, /The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New
> > Covenant, Commonly called the Old and New Testament; Translated from
> > the Greek, by Charles Thomson, Late Secretary to the Congress of the
> > United States/. 4 vols. Philadelphia: Jane Aitken, 1808. Thomson was
> > secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774-1789. Volumes 1-3
> > present the first English translation of the Septuagint
> > <http://www.bible-researcher.com/lxx.html>. The Old Testament was
> > reprinted by S. F. Pells in 1904 (London: Skeffington), and revised by
> > C. A. Muses in 1954 (Indian Hills, Colorado: Falcon's Wing).
>
>--
>Peter Kirk
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