RE: [ANE-2] Qumran Greek LXX?
- The Greek biblical fragments from Qumran show a very wide variety of "text families." The bits represented parallel some proto-Lucianic Septuagintal texts, others proto-Theodotian, etc. Very amazing. I revieweed all of the Greek fragments in my "The Greek Biblical Fragments from Qumran in Text-Critical Perspective," Bibbia e Oriente 43/210 (2001): 235-248.
Catholic University of America
From: David Hall
Sent: Mon 6/29/2009 7:25 PM
Subject: [ANE-2] Qumran Greek LXX?
There is a theory that some Greek fragments found in Qumran Cave Four are reworked sections of LXX. Patrick Skehan published a study (copyright ASOR 1965) wherein a Greek fragment of Numbers 4:7 was worded: (the table) lying before (the divine presence). The Greek in this fragment was peculiar to the LXX translation. (The Biblical Archaeologist Reader -- Vol III, Doubleday, 1970)
Parts of the LXX-Septuagint might be found in works by Josephus, Philo, and the early Christian writers who used the LXX rather than the HB or Targum. Frank Cross and others have elaborated on evidence for the existence of LXX. This evidence opposes a second century dating for the books of the HB.
David Q. Hall
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