Re: Heb 4:7 & Psa 95:7-8

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Tue Oct 20 1998 - 13:53:29 EDT

At 12:40 PM 10/20/98 -0700, Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:
>Paul S. Dixon wrote:
>> The author of Hebrews quotes quite a bit from the LXX.
>> Heb 4:7, according to the UBS and the NA texts, is a
>> quote from Psalm 95:7-8. Yet, Rahlf's LXX has it at
>> Psalm 94:7-8. I assume this is not a typo, since both
>> NT Greek texts have the same reference.
>I believe that UBS and NA are giving the enumeration of the Paslm
>according to the MT. The LXX enumeration of the Psalms is skewed from
>that of the MT because of a difference in opinion over where an certain
>Pss begin and end. Ps. 9 and 10 as well as 114 and 115 (MT) appear as
>single Pss in the LXX and PS 116 is split into two Pss. That's why
>you'll often see a reference set out as Ps. 78 (77 LXX):2.
Is this the same distinction that we find in the numbering of the Psalms in
Protestant vs. Catholic Bibles? In other words, does MT numbering match
one, and LXX numbering match the other?

Texcel Research

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