Samaritan Pentateuch
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The Original Text and Its History.
... origin. Respecting the manuscripts of the Samaritan Pentateuch, see below,
No.9. ... origin. See Alexander's Kitto, art. Samaritan Pentateuch. ...
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The Greek Versions as Aids to Biblical Study.
... and the Samaritan Pentateuch. A ... Reference has been made to the place occupied
by the Samaritan Pentateuch in this controversy. A ...
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Criticism of the Sacred Text.
... But we cannot consider these manuscripts as so many independent witnesses. The text
of the Samaritan Pentateuch is independent of the Masoretic text. ...
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The Pentateuch.
... On the discrepancy between the Masoretic Hebrew text, the text of the Samaritan
Pentateuch, and that of the Septuagint, in respect to the genealogical tables ...
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In Jud├Ža and through Samaria - a Sketch of Samaritan History and ...
... probably on account of the position held by that city in the former history of Israel -
and on Mount Gerizim, which in the Samaritan Pentateuch was substituted ...
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The Samaritan and Alexandrian Canons.
of the Pentateuch alone. This restricted collection ...
/.../davidson/the canon of the bible/chapter iii the samaritan and.htm

Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
... Yet its striking agreement with the text of the Samaritan Pentateuch
(Ch.13, No.8) is a phenomenon worthy of special notice. Biblical ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xvi ancient versions of.htm

Book 4 Footnotes
... [2] It appears here, and from the Samaritan Pentateuch, and, in effect, from the
psalmist, as also from the Apostolical Constitutions, from Clement's First ...
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Chapter v
... The variations, offered both by the Septuagint and by the Samaritan Pentateuch are
so manifestly altered according to a particular principle as to be useless ...
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Index ii.
... Pentateuch, Greek, the original LXX., 23; Samaritan, 436 ff. Peshitta, the, 112,
116. ... Samaritans in Egypt, 6, 437 ff., 441 f.; Samaritan Pentateuch, 436 ff. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Samaritan Pentateuch




Smith's Bible Dictionary
Samaritan Pentateuch

a recension of the commonly received Hebrew text of the Mosaic law, in use among the Samaritans, and written in the ancient Hebrew or so-called Samaritan character. The origin of the Samaritan Pentateuch has given rise to much controversy, into which we cannot here enter. The two most usual opinions are --

  1. That it came into the hands of the Samaritans as an inheritance from the ten tribes whom they succeeded.
  2. That it was introduced by Manasseh at the time of the foundation of the Samaritan sanctuary on Mount Gerizim. It differs in several important points from the Hebrew text. Among these may be mentioned --
  3. Emendations of passages and words of the Hebrew text which contain something objectionable in the eyes of the Samaritans, On account either of historical probability or apparent want of dignity in the terms applied to the Creator. Thus in the Samaritan Pentateuch no one in the antediluvian times begets his first son after he has lived 150 years; but one hundred years are, where necessary, subtracted before, and added after, the birth of the first son. An exceedingly important and often-discussed emendation of this class is the passage in (Exodus 12:40) which in our text reads, "Now the sojourning of the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years." The Samaritan has "The sojourning of the children of Israel [and their fathers who dwelt in the Land of Cannaan and in the land of Egypt ] was four hundred and thirty years;" an interpolation of very late date indeed. Again, in (Genesis 2:2) "And God [] had finished on the seventh day," is altered into "the sixth " lest God's rest on the Sabbath day might seem incomplete.
  4. Alterations made in favor of or on behalf of Samaritan theology, hermeneutics and domestic worship.


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