BHS footnote Gen 14:1

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tian777
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BHS footnote Gen 14:1

Postby tian777 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 pm

Gen 14:1 contains two footnotes that contain the words "Gen Ap".
Could somebody please let me know what this means, as I am unable to find it in a list of abbreviations.
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Re: BHS footnote Gen 14:1

Postby S_Walch » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:20 am

Hi Tian,

The full footnote reference is 1QGen Ap - this refers to the Genesis Apocryphon, which is a manuscript found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (also labelled 1Q20) which is classed as "rewritten Bible" literature. Several of the DSS re-tell stories in Scripture from a slightly different perspective, but also in many cases also directly quote the main Scripture text - The Genesis Apocryphon being no exception.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_Apocryphon

You'll also find a translation of it in Geza Vermes' The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English on page 480 (Penguin Classics Edition).
Ste Walch


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