A Pre-Masoretic Biblical Text:
The Final Touches to an Old Joshua
Parts of this chapter have been used in the following contributions: Kristin De Troyer,
“Did Joshua Have a Crystal Ball? The Old Greek and the MT of Joshua 10:15,17 and
23,” in Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of
Emanuel Tov (ed. M. P. Shalom, R. A. Kraft, L. H. Schiffmann and W. W. Fields, with
the assistance of E. Ben-David; Leiden: Brill), 571-589; id., “Reconstructing the Old
Greek of Joshua,” in The Septuagint in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (ed. W.
Kraus & G. Wooden; Septuagint and Cognate Studies; Atlanta: SBL, forthcoming).
1 The Hebrew text is taken from the BHS, cf. Josua et Judices (Biblia Hebraica
Stuttgartensia, 4; ed. R. Meyer, Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1972/77, 1983).
For the Greek text, see Alan England Brooke and Norman McLean, The Old Testament in
Greek according to the text of codex Vaticanus supplemented from other uncial
manuscripts, with a critical apparatus containing the variants of the chief ancient
authorities for the text of the Septuagint, part 4: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1917).