[b-hebrew] Is the Massoretic text reliable?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 06:29:03 EST 2009


James:

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 11:27 AM, James Christian <jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 2009/11/23 K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>
>
> James:
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM, James Christian
>> <jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:
>>
>> > Not too long ago we had a discussion about the different traditions of
>> the
>> > ages of our ancestors as listed in Genesis.… and we
>> > saw that the LXX tradition and *not* the MT tradition better supported
>> your
>> > position…
>>
>>
>> Even in this example, it is understandable as copyist errors.
>>
>>
> I really don't see how this could be a copyist error. Can you suggest the
> copy logic that could have led to such an error?
>
> James Christian
>

Ever tried copying a long list of numbers? It’s a lot harder than text to
get it correct, therefore more likely to have errors if done quickly.

Karl W. Randolph.

>
>



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