1 Samuel 9:24

Hebrew Bible

22 Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the room and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited. There were about thirty people present. 23 Samuel said to the cook, “Give me the portion of meat that I gave to you—the one I asked you to keep with you.” 24 So the cook picked up the leg and brought it and set it in front of Saul. Samuel said, “What was kept is now set before you! Eat, for it has been kept for you for this meeting time, from the time I said, ‘I have invited the people.’” So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 25 When they came down from the high place to the town, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof. 26 They got up at dawn and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Get up, so I can send you on your way.” So Saul got up and the two of them—he and Samuel—went outside.

LXX 1 Samuel 9:24


22 And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them to the inn, and set them there a place among the chief of those that were called, about seventy men. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, Give me the portion which I gave thee, which I told thee to set by thee. 24 Now the cook had boiled the shoulder, and he set it before Saul; and Samuel said to Saul, Behold that which is left: set it before thee, and eat; for it is set thee for a testimony in preference to the others; take of it: and Saul ate with Samuel on that day. 25 And he went down from Bama into the city; and they prepared a lodging for Saul on the roof, and he lay down. 26 And it came to pass when the morning dawned, that Samuel called Saul on the roof, saying, Rise up, and I will dismiss thee. And Saul arose, and he and Samuel went out.

 Notes and References

"... it is much more likely that the scribe was influenced by the quoted expression, while interchanging the graphically similar letters Λ/Ν. For a similar instance, see the analysis of 1 Samuel 9:24 ... The use of the LXX in the text-critical study of the Hebrew Bible requires constant reference to the presumably original readings of the LXX. As a rule, such readings are selected from the extant variants, but sometimes they are reconstructed by way of emendation ... Three examples follow: 1 Samuel 9:24; Jeremiah 38(45):22; Jeremiah 49:10 (29:11) ..."

Tov, Emanuel The Text-Critical use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (p. 54, 60) Eisenbrauns, 2015

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