Samaritan Exodus 3:6Samaritan Penteteuch
4 And when the God saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
30 “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. 31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and when he approached to investigate, there came the voice of the Lord, 32 ‘I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look more closely. 33 But the Lord said to him, ‘Take the sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34 I have certainly seen the suffering of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to rescue them. Now come, I will send you to Egypt.’
Notes and References
"... Acts 7:32: From the synopsis it is evident that each line differs slightly from the OT source; however, presently it is part b which interests us. The LXX (also the MT, and Syriac versions) reads singular, while Acts presents the plural ... One could easily account for the difference between Acts 7 and the LXX in terms of the author's redactional activity ... The other solution - related to the source employed - could be seen in view of the plural reading of the Samaritan Pentateuch and its targum. Proponents of Samaritan theories readily appeal to this data. Once again, the textual evidence is impressive and points to a solution beyond the Samaritan traditions ..."
Richard, Earl Acts 7: An Investigation of the Samaritan Evidence (pp. 190-208) The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1977
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