From: Steven Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 30 1998 - 07:17:48 EDT
I guess my question was really about how trustworthy the
textus receptus of Josephus is? In the example I chose,
(which was suggested by how very *unlike* Enoch it is)
Josephus follows the tradition of LXX Alexandrinus over
Vaticanus, but does that prove anything? ..that the
manuscripts used by Niese have followed the same
transmission process as Alexandrinus??
I'll confess that the only thing I know about the texts
of Josephus concerns the Testimonium Flavianum - let us
say it is interpolation rather than outright forgery -
but either way it doesn't encourage belief that the text
hasn't suffered from Christian transmission.
Does Niese have a critical apparatus?? If not who does?
Anyone know anything about the Josephus MSS?
PS: Ben - Thanks for comments. Enoch does not have either
AGGELOI TOU QEOU or UIOI TOU QEOU but only AGGELOI UIOI
OURANOI (once) and EGRHGOROI UIOI TOU OURANOU (once).
(There appears to be nervousness about ascribing fatherhood
to God, or even using the word QEOS at all (once I think).
Mankind, btw, is UIOI THS GHS or UIOI ANQRWPWN.
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