Thursday, September 27, 2018

Septuagintal punctuation in Esther

THE ETC BLOG: Paragraph Break at Greek Esther 2:5? (John Meade). This may seem like excessive attention to detail, but details matter. If we understand the (usually sparse) punctuation in ancient and medieval biblical manuscripts, we understand more about biblical exegesis in those scribal traditions.

I don't know how significant this particular example is, but the principle is sound. It is good to see the scholarly editions observing it.

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