THE GREEK TEXT OF THE BOOK OF RUTH: A GROUPING OF MANUSCRIPTS ACCORDING TO ORIGEN'S HEXAPLA 1). BY RAYMOND THORNHILL Durham An obvious step on the road to establishing Hexaplaric readings is, of course, to call in the aid of the Syro-Hexaplar version 2) which best of all has preserved for us the Aristarchian signs used by Origen; the asterisk to mark his additions to the Greek, where the Hebrew had a fuller text, and the obelus to mark the passages which, while being present in the xow( Septuagint, were lacking in the Hebrew text. The asterisked passages of the Book of Ruth as given in the Cambridge Septuagint are i 1, 2, 12 (twice), 13, 22, ii 11, 23, iii 7 (twice), iv 1, 13, 16-thirteen occurrences in all. There is no authority in the Cambridge Septuagint for eight other instances quoted by RAHLFS as asterisked in his Studie fiber den griechischen Text des Buche.r viz. i 8 (twice), 16, 21, ii 2, iv 12°, 4 and 132°. But RAHLFS is certainly right in asserting that these passages are so marked. The Cambridge editors A. E. BROOKE and N. McLEAN 3) took, as their authority for the
Vetus Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1953
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