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Bibil Identifier bibil:224523
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reconsidering 4QSama and the Textual Support for the Long and Short Versions of the David and Goliath Story
Author Johnson, Benjamin J.M.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 534-549 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The story of David and Goliath contains one of the classical textual problems. It exists in two versions: a short version in LXXB and a longer version in the MT. The question of priority has divided scholars and much scholarly ink has been spilt attempting to resolve the issue. In the discussion about the short and long versions of the David and Goliath story the witness of 4QSama has largely been ignored. The present study surveys all of the extant portions of 1 Samuel 17-18 in 4QSama where there is a variant between LXXB and MT. This survey shows that 4QSama most likely contained the long version of the story.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341082
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q51-53 - Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Textual Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Hebrew Recensions : Masoretic Text
Pericopes 1 Samuel 17-18
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