3991RE: [lxx] Division of the books in the Septuagint
- Nov 11, 2013My humble apologies, Bob. Where can I find the opinion you expressed in print? online?
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:30:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [lxx] Division of the books in the Septuagint
This is a tangent, but I'm puzzled by this comment, since I'm convinced that the works later collected to create the "New Testament" anthology began as scrolls. They only later were transformed into the codex formats in which they survived.
"Contra Bob, emeritus, who feels that the New Testament neither physically nor chronologically suited the scroll format.
Bob Kraft, emeritus!
On 11/11/2013 10:43 AM, andrew fincke wrote:
The Hebrew's tough. For what You did to the ears it has כָּרִיתָ, i.e. karita or καριτα in Greek letters. The word is from the root כרה, which means “dig” as in “dig a grave” (Gen. 50:5) or “dig a well” (Gen. 26:25) or “dig a pit” (Psalm 57:7). “Digging ears” is a problem that LXX solved by transposing the letters κρτ to κτρ to get κατηρτίσω “you fashioned.” A κετερ i.e. Hebrew keter (כֶתֶר) is a “crown,” something placed over the ears. The implication is that “You crowned Me” in conjunction with the scroll mentioned in verse 8 suggests the New Testament and its crowned Hero proclaiming the abolition of animal sacrifices. Contra Bob, emeritus, who feels that the New Testament neither physically nor chronologically suited the scroll format.
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