Thursday, October 15, 2020

Seeking the "original" Bible?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Can the scrolls help expose the original Bible language within the Masoretic Text and Septuagint?. This BHD essay is a summary of an article by Emanuel Tov published in BAR in 2014, but it's worth reading on its own. Tov's article is behind the subscription wall. I didn't notice the BHD piece back then, so here it is now.

For my part, I am willing to talk about "original readings" or "more original readings." The idea of an "original Bible" has way too many assumptions that need unpacking.

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