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Can σπέρματος in Gen 3:15 be used in the figurative sense?

According to Gottingen's eclectic edition of the LXX, Genesis 3:15 in the English translation says, "I will place enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he will ...
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Proverbs 5:2-3 - Does the LXX preserve a dropped line or make an editorial addition?

The Masoretic Text and NRSV versions of the opening verses of Proverbs 5 are as follows (the MT follows the Aleppo Codex and is taken from the Mechon-Mamre website): MT NRSV א בְּ֭נִי לְחָכְמָתִ֣י ...
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Is "trumpets" plural in some English translations of Psalm 47:5 based on a textual variant?

In Psalm 47:5, the NIV has "God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets." The NLT, HCSB, CEV/GNT, and NET all similarly translate "trumpets" in ...
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Which is the oldest fragment of LXX containing Psalm 22:16?

As far as I am aware, LXX uses a word in this crucial verse which would uncontroversially be translated as "pierced" into English. If it predates the Roman practice of crucifixion and/or ...
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What is the difference in meaning between "The Lord" and the "Lord God?"

Context In some parts of the Old Testament, instead of using the Tetragrammaton, the author uses the Tetragrammaton combined with "God" (e.g. ”אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֔ה“ (2 Samuel 7:19 HMT-W4)). The ...
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Why does the LXX verse sequence in 1 Kings 11:3-4 differ from HB MT verse sequence of 1 Kings 11:4?

1 Kings 11:3-4 LXX 3 In time Solomon became old, and his heart was not perfect after the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. 4 The foreign women turned his heart after their gods. ...
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Is curling hair in general a sin?

According to the LXX, Leviticus 19:27 states: You will not make curled hair from the hair of your head, nor shall you disfigure the appearance of your beard. The Greek word for curl is σισόην which ...
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What is the significance of the Greek rendering of Hannah's address to the LORD of Hosts?

When in despair for a son, Hannah prays to YHVH. She begins by addressing יהוה צבאות: 10 She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. 11 And she vowed a vow 11 and said, “O ...
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Meaning of εγκαταπαίζεσθαι in Job

I have encountered a word only used in the Septuigent/LXX in Job 40:19 and 41:33. Sir Brenton translates it as "to be played with" while the Apostolic Polyglot translates it as "mocked&...
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Psalm 74:8 feast of God or God's meeting place!

They have said in their heart, even all their kindred together, Come, let us abolish the feasts of the Lord from the earth. Brenton's LXX: (Psalm 74:8). They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them ...