Septuagint / LXX Joshua


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Summary of LXX Joshua

Date: 2nd Century B.C.E.

Description: The Septuagint translation of Josuha illustrates the effect of revisions on the manuscript tradition. The two main manuscripts are so different in 15.21b—62 and 18.22-19.45 that scholars print both versions side-by-side. Some Hebrew manuscripts from Qumran reveal a text similar to that used by the translator. The LXX omits 20.4—6, but adds several lines at the end of the book, taken from various parts of Judges, apparently making a deliberate link with that book.

Dines, Jennifer M. The Septuagint, T&T Clark, 2004

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