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OTTC GENESIS 10:24 “Arphaxad fathered Shelah” or “Arphaxad fathered Cainan, and Cainan fathered Sala [Shelah]”

The MT has the reading “Arphaxad fathered Shelah” in verse 24 of Genesis chapter 10. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX) has “Arphaxad fathered Cainan, and Cainan fathered Sala [Shelah]” in verse 24 of Genesis chapter 10. ... Continue Reading →

OTTC GENESIS 10:4: “Dodanim” or “Rodanim”?

Most of the MT has the reading “Dodanim” in verse 4 of chapter 10. On the other hand, the Greek Septuagint (LXX) and the Samaritan Pentateuch (SP) and some Hebrew manuscripts have “Rodanim” in verse 4 of chapter 10. “Rodanim” is also found in the Masoretic Text (MT) at 1 Chronicles 1:7. However, many of the Hebrew manuscripts, as well as the Syriac Peshitta and the Latin Vulgate read “Dodanim.” ... Continue Reading →

OTTC GENESIS 4:15: “Therefore whoever kills Cain” or “Not so! Whoever kills Cain”

Some have argued that it was the versions that changed the reading from “Therefore whoever kills Cain.” so that it reads “Not so! Whoever kills Cain” in order to make a stronger contrast to Cain’s words in verse 14. Continue Reading →

OTTC JUDGES 3:22: “dirt” or “entrails” or “dung” or “excrement” or “waste” or “refuse” or “filth” or not translated?

When Eglon fell to the ground and expired, his bowels relaxed and discharged their contents. This seems the most likely interpretation of the enigmatic expression wayyēṣēʾ happaršĕdōnâ at the end of v. 22. Continue Reading →

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