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List of All Textual Differences Between the LXX and Masoretic
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:21:29 PM »
Does such a list exist? If so, could you kindly directly me to it?

Also, do the users on OC.net ever use the Masoretic or do you all use the LXX exclusively?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: List of All Textual Differences Between the LXX and Masoretic
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 10:24:13 PM »
1. One's in Hebrew, one's in Greek.

There's my contribution to the list. ;)
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Re: List of All Textual Differences Between the LXX and Masoretic
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 10:54:00 PM »
Does such a list exist? If so, could you kindly directly me to it?

Also, do the users on OC.net ever use the Masoretic or do you all use the LXX exclusively?

Thanks in advance!

I only use English translations thereof, sorry.  ;)

From what I can tell from my largely useless formal religious education, the differences are largely overstated.
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Re: List of All Textual Differences Between the LXX and Masoretic
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 11:45:01 PM »
Does such a list exist? If so, could you kindly directly me to it?

Also, do the users on OC.net ever use the Masoretic or do you all use the LXX exclusively?

Thanks in advance!

I'm not sure a such a list exists; it would probably be too unwieldy to be useful. For one, the number of differences is enormous; not all of them are really significant, but there are a lot. Another issue is that the textual history of the LXX is extremely varied; the critical apparati in the Göttingen or Cambridge LXX are dense reading themselves. In my own reading, I use both depending on what I'm doing. I also read the Peshitta, which is a fairly independent tradition.
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Re: List of All Textual Differences Between the LXX and Masoretic
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 01:03:35 AM »
I've seeked one of those, but I didn't find any. I can tell, though, most differences are convergent. As an example, there is the famous double in Psalm 2 between "accept discipline" (LXX) and "kiss the Son" (MT). Those are different orders, but both make sense, and they don't contradict each other. Some variations are weird, though. Most notably, genealogical details and patriarchal lifespans. I don't know how to deal with that, but I tend to favour the Septuagint take. :P
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