Friday, May 07, 2021

Solomon's story supplemented?

DR. GUY DARSHAN: As Solomon Builds the Temple, God Warns “Follow My Laws” in MT Not LXX (
The description of Solomon building and dedicating the Temple in the Masoretic Text (MT) of 1 Kings 6 and 8 differ from their parallels in the Septuagint (LXX). These expansions are written in Pentateuchal language, uncharacteristic of Kings, and reflect the attempt of a later scribe(s) to make these scenes cohere with Priestly theology and style, especially of Leviticus 26.
It's always nice when the Septuagint and redaction criticism agree.

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