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Title: Zum Text des Jeremiabuches
Author(s): FISCHER, Georg
Volume: 78 Issue: 3 Date: 1997
The last 25 years or so have seen many published writings expressing a preference for the Greek text of Jeremiah. The reasons usually adduced (I: the evidence of 4Q71; the shorter text; greater cohesion) cannot, however, demonstrate its priority. Instead a number of arguments (II: the evidence of the tradition; the ideal programme; a more challenging text) suggest that preference should rather be given to the longer and more complex Hebrew text. The MT of Jeremiah represents to a much higher degree than does the LXX the 'original' version of the book of Jeremiah.