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What manuscript(s) does BHS get Joshua 21:36-37 from?

I don't usually do tl;dr summaries, but it seems it might help in this case... tl;dr summary OP Q: what the source of the Hebrew of those two verses [i.e., Josh 21:36-67]? A: the majority of ...
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Why does the BHS suggest היום for האישׁ in Jeremiah 20:16?

The BHS of Jeremiah was edited by Wilhelm Rudolph, a distinguished Alttestamentler, and the author of several important commentaries -- among them, a commentary on Jeremiah. It was first published in ...
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MT "will strike" & LXX "will watch carefully" (Gen 3:15)?

The hebrew root שׁוף means 'to bruise, to strike or to crush'. The greek word τηρέω is able to translate as 'to watch carefully', but the indicative future like in Gen 3,15, it means 'to lie in ...
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Were NT authors aware of differences between MT and LXX

The Masoretic Text (MT) did not come into existence until some 700 years after the New Testament was written. As such, there is no possible way the New Testament writers could have anticipated ...
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Are any unvocalized versions of the Masoretic Text available, online or otherwise?

tanakh.us has an option to remove the vocalisations: once you're viewing a passage, use the 'Content' dropdown to select the 'Consonants' option.
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Why does a segolate noun in Psalm 38:1[2] retain its segol with pronominal suffix?

This is too long for a comment on Keelan's helpful answer, so I offer it as a supplemental answer. The following items should also be noted: When Joüon-Muraoka, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (revised ...
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Why does the 1 Samuel 10:27 paragraph found in 4QSamª not appear in other texts?

The Masoretic Text of the Hebrew has 1 Sam 10:27 as per most Bibles. A few Bibles such as NLT have decided to add some text based on 4QSam(a) from the dead sea scrolls. The text of Biblia Hebraica ...
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Was nûn deleted from Psalm 145 in the Masoretic Text?

1. Question - Textual Criticism : Is there a Hebrew manuscript basis to include the missing "Nun" verse between Psalms 145:13 and Psalms 145:14? 2. Answer - The Dead Sea Scrolls - 11Q5 ...
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How reliable are the Dead Sea Scrolls as a base to compare against the Masoretic text and the LXX?

The scribes at Qumran had there own scribal practices which were distinct from those practiced during the second Temple period, and in the subsequent period which saw the copying of the Temple scroll ...
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Can a joint meaning of 'word of death' be derived for Isaiah 9:7 / 9:8 on account of the different words used in the Greek LXX and Hebrew Texts?

Background Since the written text in use at the time lacked the vowels found in the Masoretic Text (MT), the issue is primarily over how the consonants דבר are pronounced, either as דָּבָר (dabar) = ...
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Why does the KJV say "people perish" in Pr. 29:18?

The KJV largely used the Bishop's Bible translation which also translates it the same. When the worde of God is not preached, the people perishe: but well is hym that kepeth the lawe The Bishop's ...
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Should it read גִלְעָד or גַלְעֵד?

This place is called גִּלְעָד everywhere else in Tanakh; it is only called גַּלְעֵד here. The word גַּלְעֵד can be broken into two words גַּל (pile) and עֵד (witness) which are both used in the ...
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What manuscript(s) does BHS get Joshua 21:36-37 from?

David's excellent answer has reminded me, there is a very comprehensive work by C.D. Ginsberg. Ginsberg's work, written in 1896, predates the BH/BHK/BHS and covers the first and second rabbinic ...
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Was Job short-changed in the end?

I mean, maybe I'm thinking this in too much of modern terms, but if God doubled his children, and he doubled his richest, wouldn't that have put him back in the same place he was? If I double my ...
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What is the 'me' in "masoretic text me" in the NIV note on Psalms 22:16?

The NIV footnote is simply stating that after the word “me,” “most manuscripts of the Masoretic text” read “like a lion.” The word “me” is actually in all manuscripts, as it is indicated by the ...
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Why does the 1 Samuel 10:27 paragraph found in 4QSamª not appear in other texts?

As Dottard and User21676 have yet commented, the additional information about the Nahash's cruel behaviour toward Israel are included in 4QSam(a), and confirmed by the account of Josephus [Jewish ...
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Psalm 22:1 - Masoretic and Septuagint

On Psa. 22:1, Bernard de Montfaucon noted the following:1 Johannes van den Driesche (Jan Drusius) noted the following:2 Frederick Field noted the following:3 Footnotes         1 de Montfaucon, Vol....
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Isa 63:9 - Afflicted or not afflicted?

[Isaiah 63:9] from Dead Sea Scroll : Translation: Professor Peter Flint (Trinity Western University, Canada) and Professor Eugene Ulrich (University of Notre Dame) : "In all their distress he ...
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Was Job short-changed in the end?

God restored to Job double everything the devil took.But not his children because, the devil didn’take them God did. Job never lost those 10 children.Because when God takes something you never lose it ...
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Was Job short-changed in the end?

In the first part of Job it never mentions that any of his ten children were married and had children of their own. At the end of Job he has ten more children, but these children grow older and have ...
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Was Job short-changed in the end?

3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of ...
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Summary of textual variations and history of Judges 6:12-16?

Other than the Septuagint, all the early witnesses agree on verse 12, 14, and 16 in this regard. Here's what we have: The Qumran Judges fragment (4QJudgA) reads מלאך יהוה (angel of YHWH) on verse 12 ...
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Should Genesis 8:10 read “he waited” or “he waited anxiously”?

The Idea in Brief The BHS emendation is not justified. In this regard, the Masoretic Text contains helpful hints in understanding ambiguous words. That is, the Masoretic Text correlates the verb in ...
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The correct translation of Isaiah 24:23

The Idea in Brief The lvnh should not have been pointed as levenah = brick, and chmh not as chomah = wall, as the Septuagint indicates. The reason is that the translators of the Septuagint had no ...
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Are there any published compendia of alleged distortions in the Masoretic Text?

The work you are probably after is what is called a critical edition of the Hebrew Bible. The Biblia Hebraica Quinta is the latest (5th) edition of the Hebrew Masoretic Text based on the Leningrad ...
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MT "will strike" & LXX "will watch carefully" (Gen 3:15)?

This lexicon of the LXX attributes it to a spelling error in the LXX, since the words sound similar and the scribe used the spelling of the more common word. *Gn 3,15 τηρήσει he will lie in wait, ...
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Can a joint meaning of 'word of death' be derived for Isaiah 9:7 / 9:8 on account of the different words used in the Greek LXX and Hebrew Texts?

Why the ambiguity Other answers here have correctly noted that an unpointed (i.e. consonantal only, no vowel pointing) text, which alone is what existed at the time of the LXX, would have had simply ...
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