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Xvi. 17, Is. Ix.

And fLuvva N. Dt. Jos. 2 Es. '¥ = It:l-olep£ (olepEi) = iltJ\~, iltJ~ Lev. N. J d. R. I K. , once (I K. xxv. 18) corresponding to another measure in the M. , il~O-7ruaxa, i10tJ, Hex. 4 K. I 2 Es. : a different transliteration, epuaEK or epaaEX, occurs in 2 eh. and J er. xxxviii. 81 aXL (= Heb. m~ Gen. xli. ) is an Egyptianism rather than a Hebraism: it renders other Hebrew words in Isaiah and Sirach. See Sturz, p. 88, BDB Heb. Lexicon s. v. Semitic element in LXX Greek 33 i::l~ intoxicating drink, Lev.

I~) is significant. The mere fact that a Greek translation was called for at all, taken together with the large number of transliterations in some of the later historical books, indicates a want of familiarity, which increased as time went on, with the original Hebrew. vToS. Semitic ele1'Jient in L . K Greek when read in the ordinary services of the synagogue. That the desired intelligibility was not always successfully attained was due to the conflicting claims of a growing reverence for the letter of Scripture, which resulted in the production of literal versions of ever-increasing baldness.

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