In a former entry we started to
analyze Paul's non-literal quotations in the Romans. In this entry
we finalize the list of them. Before continuing:
We begin our study with Romans 9:33. It contains a combination of two quoted texts,
both from Isaiah. The first passage is from Isaiah 8:14, and the second one is from Isaiah 28:16:
The bibref commands
getrefs SBLGNT LXX Isaiah 8:14 and
getrefs SBLGNT LXX Isaiah 28:16 help
us to find the matches. You will note that in both cases the outputs need to be carefully
selected: here a manual study seems much more helpful than the mechanical check.
Also, between the two passages in Isaiah there is a long amount of
text on 35929 characters. In fact, Paul begins quoting the passage from Isaiah 28:16 and
then the one from Isaiah 8:14, but there is some overlapping text that belongs to both.
The next matches are somewhat simpler to visualize:
Note that the last match cannot be found with the getrefs command.
Further matches follow:
The last two matches seem to be rather fuzzy. The differences
are highlighted with lighter colors as well. (Finding the literal
matches from I_Kings may take several seconds.)
The next quotation combines two passages from LXX, but
the text taken from Isaiah cannot be found with the getrefs algorithm:
There is an overlapping part in which 0+9 and 9+0 letters are present. In fact, the word
“οφθαλμους” (“eyes”) are used in both passages in the LXX.
The next one shows a long quotation (it consists of 5 different getrefs chunks):
Next, another mixed quotation of two different parts from Isaiah
(use getrefs SBLGNT LXX Isaiah 59:20 and
getrefs SBLGNT LXX Isaiah 27:9 to
find the literal submatches):
The last entry cannot be found via a literal submatch.
Now we finished the listing of the non-literal matches in the Romans.
In the next blog entry we will try to find conclusions by summarizing our