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by Stephen Nelson
December 4th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6904

Colors in Ancient Greek

I've attempted to put together an Ancient Greek color palette (attached), which I realize can never be totally precise and is likely a mixed bag of anachronisms. But in the absence of a time machine that would allow me to survey native speakers of Ancient Greek to ascertain how they might name vario...
by Stephen Nelson
November 21st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 2 Esdras 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

2 Esdras 4

I'm trying to find the Greek vorlage for this translation of 2 Esdras 4 that mentions the angel Uriel:

https://www.biblestudytools.com/gnta/2-esdras/4.html

This doesn't correspond with Nehemiah 4:1 - https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/neh ... onc_417001
by Stephen Nelson
November 7th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thanks Ken! That article was a perfect treatise of this topic. Great find! I'm a little confused by the concluding paragraphs, and the point the author is trying to make by observing the brackets ("deletion marks") surrounding Psalm 14 in Codex Sinaiticus (which I also noted), which are attributed t...
by Stephen Nelson
November 7th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

There was no MT at this point. The earliest Masoretes were in the 6th century CE. So I'm guessing you are simply using MT as shorthand for "Hebrew". But the copyists of the Septuagint probably had no idea what the Hebrew text said. We know of only a few Christians from the second to fifth century w...
by Stephen Nelson
November 6th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thanks for correcting me on the paleography. That blurry facsimile of Codex Alexandrinus is hard to decipher. But it clearly lacks that addition to Psalm 14(13):3. So that's good to note. The only textual variant I can detect is "εὐφρανθήσεται Ἰσραήλ" for "εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραήλ" at the end. Also, Ἰσραήλ...
by Stephen Nelson
November 6th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thank you so much for all of the help and resources! I guess my remaining question, which I'm still researching, is why the Rahlfs-Hanhard Septuagint encloses the section in question (matching Romans 3) in square brackets and why the NETS felt the need to omit it completely, considering its wide tex...
by Stephen Nelson
November 6th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Correction - I should have said, "It also appears to be set apart in Vaticanus and Sinaiticus ..." since the layout of Psalm 14:3 is IDENTICAL between those 2 mss, with the same words filling the same lines. It seems rather remarkable... Aside from simply finding mss that represent the Lucianic rece...
by Stephen Nelson
November 5th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Here are images of Psalm 14:3 (LXX 13:3) from Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. In Sinaiticus the part matching Romans 3:13-18 has marks all around it, like modern-day brackets []. It also appears to be set apart in Vaticanus, where "οὐκ ἔστιν ἕως ἑνός" is centered on its own line, so the next l...
by Stephen Nelson
November 5th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thank you! This will sure keep me busy for a while! I do see that my Rahlfs-Hanhard edition of the Septuagint has that bold section of Psalm 13 ["τάφος ἀνεῳγμένος... τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτῶν.] in brackets. And the NETS doesn't even include it. Obviously, it's in Swete's Septuagint. Does anyone know if it'...
by Stephen Nelson
November 4th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Does anyone have any recommendations for research material that elucidate the LXX text of Psalms 14 (LXX 13) and 53 (LXX 52)? In particular, I’m interested in the addition to the end of Psalm 14:3 (LXX 13:3) - πάντες ἐξέκλιναν ἅμα ἠχρεώθησαν οὐκ ἔστιν ποιῶν χρηστότητα οὐκ ἔστιν ἕως ἑνός τάφος ἀνεῳγμ...

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