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Title: Notes to the Septuagint
Subtitle: Ezekiel 6
Author(s): LUST, J. , HAUSPIE, K. , TERNIER, A.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 76 Issue: 4 Date: Dec. 2000
Thematically chapter 6 continues chapters 4–5 with its threatening predictions. From a dramatized condemnation of Jerusalem the prophet turns now to address the mountains of the surrounding land of Israel, the sites of the high places with their idolatric worship. The Septuagint (LXX) is shorter than the Masoretic Text (MT). LXX lacks the conflations of MT and of its maximizing text into which variants have been incorporated. On the other hand, the trimmer text of LXX sometimes suggests it has been contracted. Whereas in MT verses 8-9 seem to ring a hopeful note, in LXX they further develop the threatening message of the forgoing verses.