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Re: Prov 30:3

Postby S_Walch » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:25 am

SteveMiller wrote:Thanks Ste. What did you mean by "transposes Prov 30:3 to Prov 24:26"?

Proverbs LXX/OG doesn't actually have a Chapter 30 or 31, but in fact has the words of chapter 30/31 in other chapters:

Proverbs 30:1-14 = Proverbs 24:24-37 LXX/OG
Proverbs 30:15-33 = Proverbs 24:50-68 LXX/OG
Proverbs 31:1-9 = Proverbs 24:69-77 LXX/OG
Proverbs 31:10-31 = Proverbs 29:28-49 LXX/OG

And even then, it's not like the verses line up in exactly the same order.

Likely seeing a different form of Proverbs in the LXX/OG

SteveMiller wrote:It would also require that LXX saw ‎לָמַ֥דְי in place of ‎ לָמַ֥דְתִּי.
LXX does make more sense, that God taught Agur wisdom, because v10 - end of the chapter are wisdom, rather than knowledge of the holy.


It all depends on what's more likely: the ו is being used differently to how it is normally in Proverbs 30:3, or there is a corruption of the text.

I lean more towards the latter than the former.
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Re: Prov 30:3

Postby Jemoh66 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 pm

For the record the LXX actually reads closer to my translation

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the counsel of saints is understanding:

The Targum reads word for word like Hebrew,

שֵׁירוּי דְחָכְמְתָא דְחַלְתֵּיהּ דֶאֱלָהָא וִידִיעֲתָא דְקַדִישֵׁי בְיוּנָא:

The reference is either holy men, or perhaps the holy ones in the heavenly council.
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