Sequence of books in LXX MSS (was Fw: Secuence of books in the LXX Manuscripts)
- On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, mwinedt wrote:
> My question is: Is there a difference in sequence of the books in thethree main codices containing the ancient Greek OT text (Vaticanus,
Alexandrinus and Sinaïticus) or are they all the same in terms of
sequence of the books. Any other information/bibliography as regards to
what we know about the sequence of the books in the LXX from early church
history/ and or Judaism would also be welcome.
From Sundberg's "The Old Testament of the Early Church" table 2, p 59:
Vaticanus: Gen, Exod, Lev, Num, Deut, Josh, Judg, Ruth, I-IV Kgdms, I-II
Chron, I-II Esdras, Ps, Prov, Eccles, Song, Job, Wisd, Sirach, Esther,
Judt, Tobit, the 12, Isa, Jer, Baruch, Lam, Ep Jer, Ezek, Dan.
Sinaiticus: Gen, missing, Num, missing, I-II Chron, I-II Esdras, Esther,
Tobit, Judt, I-II Macc, Isa, Jer, Lam, the 12, Ps, Prov, Eccles, Song,
Wisd, Sirach, Job.
Alexandrinus: Gen, Exod, Lev, Num, Deut, Josh, Judg, Ruth, I-IV Kgdms,
(I-II Chron), the 12, Isa, Jer, Bar, Lam, Ep Jer, Ezek, Dan, Esther,
Tobit, Judt, I-II Esdras, I-IV Macc, Ps, (Odes), Job, Prov, Eccles, Song,
Wisd, Sirach, Ps Sol.
I put I-II Chron in parantheses because Sundberg leaves them out of his
list--apparently by mistake. I-II Chron are definitely in Codex A.
Likewise with the Biblical Odes that occur after the Psalms in that same
codex, and which contain, among excerpts from various books of the canon,
the Prayer of Mannaseh.