[b-hebrew] ejectment vs. extermination
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Wed Dec 8 11:10:46 EST 2010
1. In the 5th century, western language manuscript, translation of numbers
33:52, we have the operative verb "destroy."
2. In the 10th century, original language manuscript, transmission of
numbers 33:52, we have the verb "drive out."
3. In the 15th century, eastern language manuscripts, translations of
numbers 33:52, we have both "kill" and "eject."
4. In the 20th century english language book, the verb "drive out" appears.
5. The expert advises that ..... just as today numerous different versions
of the story circulated; so it was yesterday. And furthermore, the greek
manuscript implies an earlier hebrew text, precedent to and different from
...the masoretic text.
6. The committee however, observes that a correct version exists and is for
7. All of this effort and energy directed at the little word ירש ; and yet
we know not whether it means to eject or to exterminate? ... A significant
difference indeed between the two meanings.
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