Monday, 29 June 2015

Some Septuagintal notes

Chapter 6 has an addition after verse eight about bees that came from Aristotle (of all people).

Daniel and its related additions
One group of witnesses (including P 967) has the chapters in the following order: 1-4, 7-8, 5-6, and 9-12.

This sequence is chronological (all of events of the reigns of Nebuchadnezzar, then of Belshazzar, then of the Persian kings). By contrast, the MT's order apparently separates the material by genre (third person narrative, then first person apocalyptic [reported in direct speech in chapter 7]) and by language Hebrew (1:1-2:4, cf. Συριστί), then Aramaic (2:4-7:28), then Hebrew (8-12).

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