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

Kevin Graham kevlds at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 17 07:52:08 EDT 2006


OK the LXX was translated by Charles Thompson in 1808, which would have been 
available to Smith. Can anyone confirm for me whether Gen 34:16 begins with 
"and" as it does in Brenton's version?

I'm currently in Brazil and am officially resourceless.


>From: "Kevin Graham" <kevlds at hotmail.com>
>To: peter at qaya.org
>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 11:26:51 +0000
>
>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
> >E-mail:  peter at qaya.org
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