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4Q122

4Q122 (according to the old system of signs as 4Q LXXDeut) – is a septuagint manuscript written on parchment (prepared from animal skin), dated from second century B.C.E.. The scroll contains a fragment of the biblical Book of Deuteronomy 11:4. It was found in a cave at Qumran in Cave 4. This fragment is also referred to as number 819 on the list of the Septuagint manuscripts according classification system by Alfred Rahlfs.

The manuscript was published and described in 1992 by Patrick Skehana in his publication of Qumran cave 4.4 (Discoveries in the Judaean desert 9). Old designations roll indicates that it was found in a Cave 4.

Reconstruction of the text

Preserved text comes from Deuteronomy 11: 4. It contains 27-28 characters per line..

]• ς π •[
]• ἐρυθρᾶς ἐπ [
]•κόντων α [
] καὶ ἀπώ• [
] • [

The letters written in red font and underlined were reconstructed.

Reconstructed preserved part of the LXX Deut 11:4

αὐτῶν, ὡς ἐπέκλυσε τὸ ὕδωρ τῆς θαλάσσης
τῆς ἐρυθρᾶς ἐπὶ προσώπου αὐτῶν
καταδιωκόντων αὐτῶν ἐκ τῶν ὀπίσω
ὑμῶν καὶ ἀπώλεσεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος

Full verse LXX Deut 11:4:
4καὶ ὅσα ἐποίησε τὴν δύναμιν τῶν Αἰγυπτίων, τὰ ἅρματα αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν ἵππον αὐτῶν, καὶ τὴν δύναμιν αὐτῶν, ὡς ἐπέκλυσε τὸ ὕδωρ τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς ἐρυθρᾶς ἐπὶ προσώπου αὐτῶν καταδιωκόντων αὐτῶν ἐκ τῶν ὀπίσω ὑμῶν καὶ ἀπώλεσεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἕως τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας,5

This manuscript is stored in the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem (Gr. 265 [4Q122]).

References

4Q122 Wikipedia


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