[b-hebrew] Oldest MSS for creation account?

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Tue Oct 20 02:54:50 EDT 2009


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 09:53:19PM -0500, Ishinan wrote:
> James  Christian wrote:
> 
> ...does anybody know which manuscript or fragment is the oldest  that 
> contains the creation account in Hebrew (and any other languages for  that 
> matter)?
> 
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> 
> 
> Dear James,
> 
> Your best bet would be the following sources:
> 
> The Aleppo Codex was written in the 10th century CE. It is considered the 
> most authoritative document in the masorah.  It is especially valuable 

1) almost the whole Torah is missing from the aleppo codex

2) many other versiones are much older (i.e. DSS fragments, septuagint, peshitta...)

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