Judges 4:11

Hebrew Bible

10 Barak summoned men from Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh, and 10,000 men followed him; Deborah went up with him as well. 11 Now Heber the Kenite had moved away from the Kenites, the descendants of Hobab, Moses’ father-in-law. He lived near the great tree in Zaanannim near Kedesh. 12 When Sisera heard that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor,

LXX Judges 4:11


10 And Barac called Zabulon and Nephthali out of Cades, and there went up at his feet ten thousand men, and Debbora went up with him. 11 And Chaber the Kenite had removed from Caina, from the sons of Jobab the father-in-law of Moses, and pitched his tent by the oak of the covetous ones, which is near Kedes. 12 And it was told Sisara that Barac the son of Abineem was gone up to mount Thabor.

 Notes and References

"... In verse 11, the Hebrew story introduces us to Heber and explains why he is living near the scene of the battle. Both the Judges A and B text also have this verse. The Judges B text preserves its antecedent role in characterizing Jael by transliterating the name consistently here and in verse 17 ... The Judges A text transliterates in verse 17 but in verse 11 translates with οι πλησιον. Thus, the intrusion of the verse in Judges A makes considerably less sense to the reader even in retrospect and makes the verse's connection to Jael more difficult ..."

Beck, John A. Translators as Storytellers: A Study in Septuagint Translation Technique (p. 85) Peter Lang Publishing, 2000

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