[b-hebrew] Tanach book order - different in Christian Bibles
schmuel at nyc.rr.com
Thu Aug 31 23:27:17 EDT 2006
Here is a cross-disciplinary question :-)
The Reformation Bibles we know have a different book order and
combination of books than the Hebrew Bible, and its tri-partite division.
Where did this Christian book-order arise ? It is said sometimes that
it arose from the Greek Tanach (socalled LXX) translations, but those
manuscripts are quite inconsistent, so I am skeptical of that claim, at
least it needs more detail about who, where, when.
Is there a study of the process that gave us the current Christian Bible
book order in Tanach ? Is this discussed in early days, like with Jerome ?
How did he order his Latin Vulgate, translated from the Hebrew-Aramaic ?
Do we know ?
Hopefully this is in the bounds of this forum, if not, give a holla and I'll
take it to some of the less helpful and creative thinkers :-)
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