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Re: Mal 1:3 variant?

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  • Dr Johann Cook
    ... Codex Ambrosianus upon which the Leiden edition is based also reads Esau I hated . ... Prof. Johann Cook Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 26, 1997
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      > Subject: Re: Mal 1:3 variant?
      > Date: Dim, 22 Jun 97 22:25:19 +0200
      > From: Jean VALENTIN <jgvalentin@...>
      > To: <tc-list@...>
      > Reply-to: tc-list@...

      > >In a recent discussion elsewhere, I have seen a claim that the
      > >Peshitta text of Mal 1:2-3 reads "Jacob I loved, but Esau I did not
      > >honor" as opposed to the MT's clear "Esau I hated." My personal
      > >library is in boxes a thousand miles from my present location, and
      > >BHS shows no variant in this clause. Does anybody have more
      > >information about this purported reading?
      > >
      > I have looked in two editions of the peshitta, but both show a literal
      > rendition of the hebrew text at that place: "Jacob I loved, and Esau I
      > hated". Unfortunately, I don't have the Leiden edition here, so I can't
      > guarantee that the variant you mention doesn't exist in several syriac
      > mss.
      >
      >
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      Codex Ambrosianus upon which the Leiden edition is based also reads
      "Esau I hated".


      >
      Prof. Johann Cook
      Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies
      University of Stellenbosch
      7600 Stellenbosch
      SOUTH AFRICA
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