[b-greek] Jud 3:17 (LXX)

From: Jim West (jwest@highland.net)
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 15:51:41 EDT

i am fascinated by the fact that the LXX of Jud 3:17 describes Eglon as a
"beautiful" man whilst the Hebrew text calls him a fat man. What possessed
the translator of the LXX to use the word "asteios" of Eglon when the hebrew
manuscripts all evidently contained "bari" (fat)?



Jim West, ThD

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies,
Roane State Community College

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies,
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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