The Samaritan Pentateuch read in that verse (Deuteronomy 32:8): Benei Yisrael it means Sons of Israel . Alberto Olivares México city, D.F. MéxicoMessage 1 of 40 , May 5, 2012View SourceThe Samaritan Pentateuch read in that verse (Deuteronomy 32:8):
"Benei Yisrael" it means "Sons of Israel".
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert Relyea <bob@...> wrote:
> On 05/03/2012 08:01 PM, schmuel wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Deuteronomy 32:8 (AV)
> > When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance,
> > when he separated the sons of Adam,
> > he set the bounds of the people
> > according to the number of the children of Israel.
> > The question here is : "the number of the children of Israel." which
> > is in all the Hebrew manuscripts.
> > All the traditional Reformation Bible editions and all the Jewish
> > Bibles agree on this text.
> To be clear, do you really mean all the Hebrew manuscripts, or do you
> mean all the MT manuscripts. It's clearly an old MT reading as the
> Vulgate has it. What does the Samaritan Pentateuch read? If it reads
> Israel, then it's unlikely a 1st century corruption, and more likely a
> change in the LXX or it's Vorlage (probably the latter. It seems natural
> for the translator to translate "sons of God" as "angels of God", but a
> stretch to translate "Sons of Israel" to "angles of God").
No problem. The dual cataloging system for the DSS is absurdly confusing to everybody, probably including the good folks who devised it. Dave WashburnMessage 40 of 40 , May 12, 2012View SourceNo problem. The dual cataloging system for the DSS is absurdly confusing to everybody, probably including the good folks who devised it.
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Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 08:32:49 -0700
Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] Re: 4Q37 and "sons of God"
Apparently 4Q37 was the 37th mss recovered from Cave 4, now cataloged as 4QDeut-j, and conflated by none other than yours truly as 4QDeut37. So we can remove that ID number from the list right off! and are back to two DSS mss that contain the phrase in question.Daniel Buck