n Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages - The reading tradition of the MT group compared with that of the Septuagint

Volume 40, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0131


This study discusses internal differences within the scriptural reading tradition, which were initially oral with regard to the Hebrew Bible, but appeared in written form in the ancient translations made from the biblical text. We focus on the differences in meaning between MT and the reading tradition of the LXX. This study describes the various areas in which these reading differences occur, as part of active traditions and in the translators' conjectural renderings. We present a classification of the various groups of reading differences between the LXX and MT and conclude with the general impression that the number of differences between MT+ and the LXX is relatively small.

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