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1872RE: [lxx] Re: Luke 3:36 and the LXX

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  • David Hindley
    Dec 22, 2005

      We're actually dealing with Jubilees 8:1-4. It is hard to tell whether the "he" in vs. 5 ("he took to himself a wife") refers to Arpachshad or Kainan, but I'm now thinking it was Arpachshad, meaning Kainan's story was a digression from the genealogy.

      The scroll catalogue in the fourth edition of Vermes' _Dead Sea Scrolls in English_ lists the DSS fragments of Jubilees as 1Q17 & 18; 2Q19 & 20; 3Q5; 4Q216 to 224 (225 & 226 are Jubilees like but not identical, and 227 is a work that cites Jubilees); and 11Q12 (which you already cited).

      Which of these, if any, contains Jubilees 8:1-3 I just don't know.


      Dave Hindley
      Cleveland, Ohio USA

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      From: sentto-1293705-1759-1135257123-dhindley=compuserve.com@... [mailto:sentto-1293705-1759-1135257123-dhindley=compuserve.com@...] On Behalf Of Ken Penner
      Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 8:12 AM
      To: lxx@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [lxx] Re: Luke 3:36 and the LXX

      Sorry about the wrong QYNN. I was thinking of the son of Enosh, not the son of Shem. My mistake.
      Let's try again.

      Jubilees 7 is not preserved in the Qumran fragments.

      However, the Genesis Apocryphon lists the sons of Shem at 1QapGen 12:11. The beginning of the list has been lost, but the end is there. The list is in the same order as the LXX, so fortunately we can see where the KAINAN would have been at the end of the list. It is not there. We have: ...WR )RPK$D LWD W)RM WBNN NQBN XM$ (...ur Arpachshad Lud and Aram and five daughters). No QYNN.

      Ken Penner, McMaster/DSS
      Dead Sea Scrolls scholars' list owner, http://mailman.McMaster.CA/mailman/listinfo/g-megillot

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: lxx@yahoogroups.com [mailto:lxx@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > Wieland Willker
      > Sent: December 22, 2005 4:20 AM
      > To: LXX-List
      > Subject: [lxx] Re: Luke 3:36 and the LXX
      > > The relevant fragment is 11Q12 2. Only a few letters > from
      > each line have been preserved. These letters are
      > > compatible with the Ethiopic text at 4:13-14, but QYNN's name would
      > > have fallen in parts of lines 2 and 3 that have been lost.
      > But this is not the Cain we are talking about, in chapter 4 we have
      > the story of Cain and Abel. We need a Cain in Jub.
      > ch. 7, where I read in the online version:
      > "And these are the sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad
      > -this (son) was born two years after the flood- and 19 Lud, and Aram."
      > No Cain, which is consistent with the Masoretic text.

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