359question for the group
- Feb 15, 2002I found the source for the assertion of the translator of an
Orthodox New Testament that the MT is a translation of the LXX into
Hebrew: it's from TRANSMISSION OF THE TEXT OF THE HOLY BIBLE by Dr
Constantine Siamakis, Institute For Byzantine and Modern Greek
Studies, Belmont, MA, 1997: "The Hebrew version in circulation today,
the so-alled Massoretic Text, is chiefly a retranslation of the
Septuagint into medieval Hebrew that was produced in stages between
the 2nd and 9th century A.D. As a result, it contains many Greek
words, such as Ur=Chor=Chora, i.e., Land (GENESIS 11:31);
phoirion=phoreion-palanquin (SONG OF SONGS 3:9); and paradeisos (SONG
OF SONGS 4:13)...and many others" (pg. 42).
Is he wrong?
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