The Text of Jeremiah Or, a Critical Investigation of the Greek and Hebrew; With the Variations in the LXX. Retranslated Into the Original and Explained

The Text of Jeremiah Or, a Critical Investigation of the Greek and Hebrew; With the Variations in the LXX. Retranslated Into the Original and Explained

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...with Egypt, because this was "the nation whose overthrow by Nebu chadnezzar would be the signal to the rest of a similar fate."l This prophecy, however, would not necessarily be so understood until after the events predicted had transpired. Graf also considers that the order of these prophecies in Hebrew is suited both to their subjectmatter and to their time of composition.'2 The first assertion is possibly correct; the second assertion is probably incorrect. While the order in chaps. xlvi.-li. agrees in general with the enumeration which is given in chap. xxv. 15-26, the succession of the prophecies against Moab, Ammon and Edom in this latter chapter is inverted. This enumeration of nations, however, does not in each text exactly correspond. The Septuagint, besides omitting "and all the kings of the land of TJz," ver. 20; "the isle," ver. 22; "and all the kings of Arabia," ver. 24; "and all the kings of Zimri," ver. 25; "and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them," ver. 26, reads "Roz" for "Buz," ver. 23; "Persians" for "Medes," and "all the kings of the East" for "all the kings of the North," ver. 26. Thus, while the Hebrew order fairly suits the subject-matter in the Massoretic text, it does not specially suit the subject-matter in 1 The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges, Jeremiah and Lamentations, p. 284. s Der Prophet Jeremia, Einleitung, p. li. H the Alexandrian text. That this order agrees with the time of the composition of these prophecies is neither certain nor probable. It is not certain, inasmuch as there are no historic data available for purposes of proof; it is not probable, inasmuch as the prophecy...show more

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  • 9781236505781