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3428Re: [lxx] Amos 9:11-12

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  • Dale & Yvonne Ogilvie
    Jan 5, 2010
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      Perhaps marked differences are due to the addition of different vowels
      to the same Hebrew word specified using only consonants?

      I vaguely remember that the Hebrew used to not have vowels, but perhaps
      I'm wrong.

      JavaJedi2 wrote:
      > I'm currently reading a book that deals with several citations in Acts
      > and the author surveys views of how the LXX of Amos 9:11-12 came t5o
      > be, given its significant differences from the known Hebrew text.
      > Apparently, most authors think that the LXX translation should be
      > explained in terms of changing the Hebrew into something else. Would
      > there be other examples in the LXX where an otherwise clear Hebrew
      > t4ext was so radically altered? In spite of opinion to the contrary, I
      > have to believe that the LXX is based on an unknown Hebrew text. I
      > know there are sometimes some "interesting" translations in Greek of
      > the Hebrew text but not this different.
      > Ken
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