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By James R. Adair, Jr.

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17 15 On the basis of fragments of Palestinian targums from the Cairo Geniza, Kahle states that a targum existed in Palestine by the second century B. C. E. at the latest; Paul E. Kahle, Cairo Geniza, 207. 16 Würthwein, Text of OT, 78; B. J. Roberts, OT Text and Versions, 207-9. , “Versions, Ancient,” by Bruce Manning Metzger, 752-53; B. J. Roberts, OT Text and Versions, 259-60; Fischer, Biblia Sacra Stuttgartensia, 1: xx-xxi. 35 As Metzger notes, “the more than eight thousand MSS of the Vulg. ”18 Thus, before V can be consulted, a relatively pristine form of the text must be produced, either by Quentin’s method (see below, p.

277); “For those books of the Bible which have already been checked the results gained for Isaiah are paralleled, and there is no reason to assume that further investigations of MSS and fragments from other books are going to enable us to uphold the notion of a ‘valuable’ medieval MS” (pp. 282-83); “The possibility of infiltration of extraMassoretical variants into the Massoretical ‘central current’ is so negligible that for all practical purposes it may be disregarded” (p. 286). Nevertheless, “the analysis of readings such as in the Book of Kings may at least justify the mentioning of the possibility that different results may be obtained for different books (or parts) of the Bible and that, accordingly, we may have to reckon with different ‘breadths’ of the ‘central current’ and different strengths of the ‘trickle’ from the side” (p.

Is a matter of subordinate moment: the fact remains that Lucian’s recension contains elements resting ultimately upon Hebrew sources, which enable us to correct, with absolute certainty, corrupt passages of the Massoretic text”; S. R. Driver, Notes on the Books of Samuel, xlix. The absolute certainty of the reconstructions may be questionable, but the importance of LXXL and other partial secondary witnesses cannot be denied. ,Vetus Testamentum Graecum cum variis lectionibus, 5 vols. , The Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint, 3 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1887-1912).

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