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Bibil Identifier bibil:201818
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Jerusalem Temple Seen in 2 Samuel According to the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint
Author Hugo, Philippe
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 183-196 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Three of the four references to the Jerusalem temple in Second Samual present significant differences between teh MT and the LXX (2 Sam 1:11,16; 15:25; 24:25), as also one allusion to the sanctuary at Hebron (2 Sam 15:8). These cases are not simple occasional textual accidents but point to ideological specificities of the MT and the LXX according to the centralization of the cult. The MT seems to pay attention to what we could call a theology of divine election of the unique temple in Jerusalem. The question of chronology among the two witnesses is, therefore, subject to discussion. If this issue has not yet found a definitive answer, this study points to the provisional conclusion that the LXX reflects an older literary level and the MT exhibits a theological revision.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Pericopes 2 Samuel 7,11
2 Samuel 7,16
2 Samuel 15,25
2 Samuel 24,25
2 Samuel 15,8
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