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Re: [lxx] Query on Tetragrammaton

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  • Robert Kraft
    ... To the best of my knowledge, yes. Corrections or additions would be greatly appreciated! RAK (with apologies for the delay in responding) ... -- Robert A.
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 11 5:19 PM
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      Someone asked:

      > So is that list of four manuscripts an exhaustive list of pre-christian
      > lxx fragments containing the tetragrammaton?

      To the best of my knowledge, yes. Corrections or additions would be
      greatly appreciated!

      RAK (with apologies for the delay in responding)

      > Robert Kraft wrote:
      >
      > >It is a false claim as stated. It is true that no pre-Christian MSS of
      > >LXX/OG in which a "tetragrammaton passage" is preserved use KURIOS for the
      > >tetragrammaton, which is presumably what the claimant wanted to say.
      > >
      > >For details and images, see my
      > >
      > >http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/earlylxx/jewishpap.html
      > >
      > >And the somewhat helter-skelter discussions there.
      > >
      > >The following pre-Christian fragments do not preserve any "tetragrammaton
      > >passages":
      > >
      > >01. Qumran cave 4 LXXDeut 11 (2nd bce, parchment roll)
      > >02. PRyl458 of Deut (2nd bce, papyrus roll),
      > >03. Qumran cave7 Exod 28 (2nd/1st bce, papyrus roll),
      > >04. Qumran cave4 Lev\a (2nd/1st bce, parchment roll),
      > >05. Qumran cave7 EpJer (2nd/1st bce, papyrus roll),
      > >05+. Qumran cave7 frgs 4, 8, 12 [Epistle of Enoch? = "1 Enoch" 103] (1st
      > >bce[?], papyrus roll) -- see also reconstruction notes and frg 8 alone
      > >05+. Qumran cave 7 frg 5 (unidentified controversial "Mark" frg, turn of
      > >the era[?], papyrus roll),
      > >06. PFouad266a [942] Gen (1st bce, papyrus roll),
      > >09. PFouad266c [847] Deut (late 1st bce, papyrus roll),
      > >10. Qumran cave4 paraphrase of Exod(?) (late 1st bce, papyrus roll),
      > >11. Qumran cave4 unidentified Greek (late 1st bce, parchment roll),
      > >12. Qumran cave4 Num 3-4 (turn of the era, parchment roll),
      > >15. POxy4443 of Esther (1st/2nd ce, papyrus roll),
      > >
      > >These do have a form of the tetragrammaton:
      > >
      > >07. Qumran cave4 Lev\b (1st bce, papyrus roll; tetragrammaton = IAW),
      > >08. PFouad266b [848] Deut (1st bce, papyrus roll; Hebrew/Aramaic
      > >tetragrammaton),
      > >13. Nahal Hever Minor Prophets (hand A), with example of paleo-Hebrew
      > >tetragrammaton and hand B (turn of the era, parchment roll),
      > >14. POxy3522 of Job 42 (1st ce, papyrus roll; paleo-Hebrew
      > >tetragrammaton),
      > >
      > >For the images, see
      > >
      > >http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/lxxjewpap/tetragram.jpg
      > >
      > >Good luck. Please let me know if anyone has any additional information or
      > >corrections!
      > >
      > >Bob
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >>Recently, I was faced with the claim that "all pre-Christian mss of the LXX
      > >>contain the tetragrammaton." Now, I can think immediately of a general response
      > >>to that claim, but I'm interersted in specifics, and don't really have the time
      > >>to investigate it at this point. Does anyone know of a specific reference or
      > >>resource which deals with this specific assertion?
      > >>
      > >>Thanks in advance,
      > >>
      > >>N.E. Barry Hofstetter
      > >>Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies
      > >> The Center for Urban Theological Studies
      > >> Philadelphia, PA
      > >>http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1yfx7/
      > >>
      > >>
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      Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
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