7973RE: [textualcriticism] Jonah 3:4 between the MT & LXX
- Jul 14, 2013My book, "A Catalog of Biblical Passages in the Dead Sea Scrolls (published by SBL) is a listing of all passages preserved both in the biblical and non-biblical scrolls. Unfortunately, I just moved 3 days ago and still don't know where all my copies are...
(And I believe the paperback costs less than the DSS Bible...)
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Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:57:30 -0400
Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] Jonah 3:4 between the MT & LXX
On Jul 14, 2013, at 7:49 PM, Atef Wagih wrote:
> Hi all,
> In Jonah 3:4 in the MT it says that after forty days the city will be destroyed.
> While in the LXX is says after three days...etc
> The explanation I read about this is that this is a coying error in the LXX.
> I checked it in Coptic and found it "three", i believe that this is because it is based on the LXX.
> My Question is: do we have copies of the book of Jonah in the Dead Sea scrolls? and if so what does it read?
I checked in Abegg's "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible" and Jonah is not listed as extant in the collection. This book collects into modern Bible order and format all the scripture from the Dead Sea Scrolls in an English translation of those texts. This includes references on their original location in the scrolls collection.
This is a convenient and affordable volume.
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