Saturday, July 02, 2016

2 Chronicles 24:17 (LXX) and Proskynesis

2 Chronicles 24:17:

καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ τὴν τελευτὴν ᾿Ιωδαὲ εἰσῆλθον οἱ ἄρχοντες ᾿Ιούδα καὶ προσεκύνησαν τὸν βασιλέα· τότε ἐπήκουσεν αὐτοῖς ὁ βασιλεύς.

"And it came to pass after the death of Jodae, that the princes of Juda went in, and did obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened to them" (Brenton LXX).

"And it happened after Iodae's death that the rulers of Ioudas entered and did obeisance to the king. Then the king heeded them" (NETS).


Duncan said...

Duncan said...

"The Septuagint canon included a number of books that were never re-ceived in Rabbinic circles. It is entirely possible that it originally lacked a number of books that were admitted in the Masoretic canon. This seems to be the most natural interpretation for the lack of an “Old Greek” translation of Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations and Ruth. The addition of these books to the Septuagint canon may have happened in Christian times, under the influence of the Hebrew canon which was becoming au-thoritative."

Duncan said...

Also 1 chronicles 21:21 lxx.

Edgar Foster said...

Thanks, yes, 1 Chronicles 21:21 (LXX) is a good one:

καὶ ἦλθεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ορναν καὶ Ορνα ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ τῆς ἅλω καὶ προσεκύνησεν τῷ Δαυιδ τῷ προσώπῳ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν

Duncan said...

2Sa 16:4 LXX

1Sa 2:36 LXX

1Ki 1:31 LXX

Edgar Foster said...

Another verse for comparison is 2 Sam. 1:2.