[b-hebrew] how different spellings got into the Hebrew Bible

Garth Grenache garthgrenache at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 27 20:43:13 EDT 2010

> Actually, Karl, the LXX does change the MT in Zech 9.9. It?s not Matthew?s error (or his translator?s). The MT describes the coming king as ?????, which is a Niphal passive participle. The LXX has rendered this as an active, ?????, probably because it found it inconceivable that the coming king is ?liberated? (MT). It therefore took the liberty (excuse the pun) to render an active in place of the passive.

Could it be a middle Niphal, "saving of himself" or "victorious" or "set free" in the sense of unleashed?

Garth Grenache,
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