A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Numbers 19-36
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This dissertation is under embargo until 2013-05-15.
This dissertation provides a critical edition of the hexaplaric fragments of Number 19-36, including (1) Aristarchan signs, (2) attributions to Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion, and (3) other materials traditionally included among hexaplaric materials. The project includes all witnesses, references, and citations in Greek manuscripts and in such works as the Syro-Hexapla, Latin and other non-Greek sources, and patristic references. The work updates the work of Frederick Field in Origenis Hexaplorum quae supersunt sive veterum interpretum graecorum in totum Vetus Testamentum fragmenta from 1875. It also updates the hexaplaric apparatus of the Göttingen edition, Numeri, edited by John W. Wevers. Chapter 1 provides a history of the hexapla and hexaplaric research. The chapter also provides methodological details and an introduction to interpreting the apparatus. Chapter 2 gives an introduction to the most important hexaplaric sources used for the project. These include the Origenic group which adheres closely to the fifth column of Origen's Hexapla, the s-group which contains many hexaplaric notes, and the Syro-Hexapla manuscripts. Chapter 3 is the main body of the critical edition. It provides the relevant texts from the Hebrew and the Greek Septuagint as well as the hexaplaric materials with comments following. Chapter 4 contains those readings that do not appear to be hexaplaric, but which are found in sources that contain other valid hexaplaric materials. Many of these are included in Wevers' second apparatus. Chapter 5 provides a summary of the results of the project. Details include aggregate number of types of readings, a comparison with Wevers' edition, and some remarks on significant Origenic manuscripts.