[b-hebrew] Gen 1 & Gen 2
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 01:18:21 EDT 2007
On 31/10/2007, at 12:29 AM, K Randolph wrote:
> I have heard from lectures that there was an ancient literary style
> that went out of use about early to mid second millennium BC, the
> title and author were added to the end of a document, instead of at
> the front as is modern practice (since at least the first millennium
> BC to now).
Colophons could appear at the end. In one of the Greek versions of
Esther, there is a colophon at the end. See for general review of these
A translation of the two Greek versions is here:
The colophon is explicitly related to the Ptolemy and Cleopatra, so
colophons at the end of documents could be as late as the Hellenistic
period, if not later.
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