[b-hebrew] Oldest MSS for creation account?

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 20 13:00:53 EDT 2009


Hi,

2009/10/20 Petr Tomasek <tomasek at etf.cuni.cz>

> 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)?
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > 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...)
>
>

Could you direct me photos or facsimiles of these? I really need them. Is
the DSS fragment of cave 4 complete? I'm sure the Codex Sinaiticus has this
section but don't think any facsimile are available yet. What about the
peshitta? Do you think it will be possible to obtain images?

James Christian


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