2077RE: [lxx] Proverbs 20:22 LXX
- Nov 15, 2006Steve,
This is interesting. I was aware that the order of Jeremiah was different in the Greek translation than in the Hebrew. Similar
rearrangements of Ezra-Nehemiah are found in 1 Esdras.
As many know, a debate rages over the techniques available to editors in ancient times. Critics have proposed solutions ranging from
something very much like modern "cut and paste" editing (where texts are laid out, key texts marked in some way, and then recombined
into a new document) to virtually no editing of physical texts at all (more like a fluid oral tradition rearranged from memory).
Each end of the editorial solution spectrum has its own unique evidence for and against.
Would you be able to supply me (read: "us") with a short bibliography of works that deal with the editorial techniques used to
arrange (or rearrange) these texts?
It would be greatly appreciated!
Cleveland, Ohio USA
From: Steve Puluka
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 6:05 AM
<<The LXX version of Proverbs is similar to the situation in Jeremiah. There are substantial differences in the order of largely
the same material. In Proverbs the material rearranges and has some textual additions after chapter 22.
See the chart and discussion on pages 123-127 of: Washington, Harold C. Wealth and poverty in the Instruction of Amenemope and the
Hebrew Proverbs. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994.>>
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