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The Journal of Theological Studies 16 July 1915 449 82 Public Domain THE TABERNACLE CHAPTERS A H Finn IN the book of Exodus there are two groups of chapters dealing with the construction of the Tabernacle Group I Cc xxv xxxi The Divine Instructions Group II Cc xxxv xl The carrying out of the Instructions From certain peculiarities in these chapters and in the LXX version of them three inferences have been drawn A that the Greek translators of Group II were not the same as the translators of Group I B that the translators of Group II worked from a Hebrew text differing from the Massoretic C that cc xxx xxxi and xxxv xl were later additions to the original text of Exodus These conclusions have been put forward with a good deal of confidence and have been accepted by Biblical students of note Yet they will bear further examination A DIFFERENT TRANSLATORS The inference that the translators of Group II were not the same as the translators of Group I is based solely on the fact that in some cases the translation of certain Hebrew technical terms in Group II differs from that in Group I see Dr Swete s Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek p 236 Dr Driver s Exodus Cambridge Bible p 378 and Dr McNeile s Exodus Westminster Commentary p 223 Dr McNeile in his Commentary on Exodus p 226 gives a list of seventeen of these variations and this list is also referred to by Dr Driver The instances cited are not very happily selected several are not technical terms at all but quite ordinary words at least two depend on what is the true reading of the Greek text in one instance the only difference is that between the genitive and dative of the same word and in another the same verb is used but compounded with a different preposition It would be instructive to examine the whole list in detail but it will not be necessary here because even if all the instances were indisputable the inference would not be justified For that inference really depends 449 450 THE JOURNAL OF THEOLOGICAL



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