[b-hebrew] T-SADE

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 03:20:29 EDT 2010


Interesting question.

I don’t know about Vaticanus, but in checking the online version of LXX that
is available for free at crosswire.org, I found that the first few chapters
of 1 Chronicles has almost all tsadas transliterated with simple sigmas. I
don’t know how typical that is for the rest of Tanakh, I just chose those
chapters because I knew that there is where I can expect to find several
names with tsadas that were transliterated into Greek.

Does Vaticanus follow the same pattern?

Karl W. Randolph.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 2:46 AM, Arnaud Fournet
<fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr>wrote:

> Maybe this has already been discussed before, but I have some questions
> about the affricate or non affricate pronunciation of (T)SADE.
> Cantineau 1954 discusses a Greek manuscrit called Vaticanus of the
> Lamentations supposedly dating back to the IVth century AD, which mentions
> in Greek letters Tau-Sigma-Alpha-D-Eta as name of that letter. He infers
> from that document that the affricate pronunciation must be old and possibly
> the original one.
> So I have a handful of questions about the presumed authenticity of that
> manuscrit, its dating and its relevance for TSADE or SADE, possible
> alterations or any reason to conclude in this or that direction, or not to
> conclude at all, or to prefer some other better reference for that issue.
> What should exactly be thought about that issue?
> Many Thanks.
> Arnaud Fournet

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