Archaeology of the Books of Samuel: The Entangling of the by Philippe Hugo and Adrian Schenker

By Philippe Hugo and Adrian Schenker

Contemplating the literary size of the earliest textual content background of Samuel, this quantity asks the query if the comparative research of the textual witnesses enable proving the life of designated literary versions and deciding upon the ideological reason

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Thackeray (“The Song of Hannah and Other Lessons and Psalms for the Jewish New Year’s Day,” JTS 16 [1914], 177–204) 36 anneli aejmelaeus V I now come to my conclusions. In 4QSama we seem to have an expanded text that combines different lines of textual tradition. Cross speaks of conflation. Tov uses the expression “hybrid” and concludes that the text of Hannah’s Psalm has come down to us in three different editions.

The equivalent ἀσθενεῖν is not lexically very exact but still fairly suitable in the context of a poem that thematizes strength and weakness. It is amazing that the very same rendering appears again in 2 Kings 19:26, the only further occurrence of the Hebrew verb in Samuel – Kings. v. , corresponds to the feminine subject of the clause (‫)קשת‬,5 and as a verbal form, qal perfect, it corresponds perfectly to the context of vv. 4–5, a distinct section of the poem in which all verbs are in the perfect tense.

21923, The Septuagint and Jewish Worship. A Study in Origins (London). , 1999, “Lucian and Proto-Lucian–Toward a New Solution of the Problem,” in The Greek and Hebrew Bible (VTSup 72; Leiden), 477–488. , 1989, “Filiación textual y valor crítico de lecturas de la Vetus Latina en Samuel y Reyes (2 Re 4, 39; 9, 33; 12, 10; 1Sam 2, 31),” Revista Catalana de Teologia 14, 65–74. , 1999, “The Old Latin Translation of the LXX and the Hebrew Scrolls from Qumran,” in The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible (Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature; Grand Rapids, Leiden), 233–274.

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