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Title: The Masoretic and Septuagint Texts of Ezekiel 39,21-29
Author(s): WONG, Ka Leung
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 78 Issue: 1 Date: April 2002
While the Septuagint of the book of Ezekiel has increasingly gained the attention of biblical scholars, Ez 39,21-29, which forms the end of the Gog oracle within the book of Ezekiel, still has not received any detailed examination. It is the purpose of this short paper to provide a comparison between the Masoretic and Septuagint texts of this pericope. In the following, we will first delimit our pericope Ez 39,21-29 and discuss its inner structures. Then we will give a verse-by-verse comparison between the Masoretic and the Septuagint texts of the pericope. The focus of the comparison will be on the plus and minus of the Greek text in relation to the Hebrew text, and unusual translations. After that, we will give a summary of the findings with regard to the related issues of the textual criticism of the Hebrew text, the textual criticism of the Greek text and the translation technique.