Re: 2900 BC vs. 2350 BC

Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 12:11:55 EDT

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    Gordon Brown wrote: I would like to point out that it isn't always true that
    the Masoretic reading is the best that we have. ... Psalm 145 is an acrostic
    psalm based on the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Why does it have only
    21 verses? That is because the Masoretes left out the one that should have
    been there beginning with the letter nun (N).

    A footnote in the NIV tells us that "one manuscript of the Masoretic Text"
    does contain all 22 verses of Psalm 145.

    Of course, my point was not that the MT is an absolutely perfect copy of all
    the Hebrew scriptures as they were originally written, but that it is widely
    acknowledged to contain far fewer corruptions than the LXX. For that reason,
    I said, I think dating Noah's flood with the aid of the chronological
    information contained in the MT is a better idea than with that contained in
    the LXX.


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