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By R. B. Salters

For over 100 years foreign severe Commentaries have had a distinct position between works in English at the Bible. they've got sought to collect the entire proper aids to exegesis, linguistic and textual a minimum of archaeological, historic, literary and theological, to aid the reader comprehend the which means of the books of the previous and New Testaments.

The new commentaries proceed this custom. New proof now on hand, in addition to new tools of analysis, can be included within the convinced expectation that there'll be a fair higher want for such commentaries within the twenty-first century than there was within the past.

No try has been made to safe a uniform theological or serious method of the biblical textual content: members were invited for his or her scholarly contrast, now not for his or her adherence to anybody tuition of notion. it really is was hoping that the recent volumes will reach the excessive criteria in their predecessors and give a contribution considerably to the certainty of the books of the Bible.

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1: the p verse comes before the [ verse. In the light of the contents of the passage it would seem that the Qumran scribe made his text conform to the order in chs. 2, 3 and 4. 53 In this connection we should note that the person who placed ¶Alef, Bh/q etc. above the a verse units of the LXX A (cf. Swete, vol. III, 360) is unlikely to have been the translator, for the ¶Ain has been placed above the Fh/ verse and vice versa in these three chapters. B. 16; but this need not detain us. 54 Grotius (549), in the 17th century wondered if this was the explanation: that the Chaldean order was p–[ and the Hebrew order [–p.

By the first word of ch. 1, a custom seen also in Genesis (tyvarb), Exodus (twmv) etc. The name ‘Lamentations’ is an English rendering of the Vulgate Lamentationes, which, in turn, is a translation either4 of the early Jewish title (b. Bat. 14b)5 t/nyqi or of the Septuagint’s title qrhvnoi. e. lamentationes, quae Cynoth hebraice inscribuntur. 6 The Peshitta title (most MSS; cf. ) aymrad htylw\a aybn

Since it is difficult to imagine Jeremiah’s name having been omitted in transmission—the name is more likely to have been added—it is likely that the Hebrew text preserves the more original tradition. How, then, did the book again. Von der Hardt had suggested that the five chapters had been written by Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Jehoiachin respectively. Nägelsbach (7) refers to von der Hardt as ‘learned and whimsical’; cf. also Keil (340). 9 The German original is dated 1868. 10 It is usually thought that the Greek style in the superscription suggests that the latter is an actual translation from Hebrew and not simply added in the Greek transmission of the text.

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