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Amos: A Commentary based on Amos in Codex Vaticanus by W. Edward Glenny

By W. Edward Glenny

During this observation W. Edward Glenny offers a cautious research of the Greek textual content and literary beneficial properties of Amos in line with its witness within the fourth century codex Vaticanus. The observation starts off with an advent to Amos in Vaticanus, and it includes an uncorrected replica of Amos from Vaticanus with textual notes and a literal translation of that textual content. in line with the aim of Brill’s Septuagint statement sequence Glenny seeks to interpret the Greek textual content of Amos as an artifact in its personal correct in an effort to make sure how early Greek readers who have been strange with the Hebrew could have understood it.

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A (ἐπ-) and Q, Rahlfs, and Ziegler (δι-) have a prefix on the verb. 5:19 ἐάν] B, Q, L, Swete, and Ziegler; ὅταν A, W, V, and Rahlfs. ὄφις] B, A, Q, W, and Swete; ὁ ὄφις L, Rahlfs, and Ziegler (cf. the MT). 5:20 αὕτη] B and Swete; αὐτῇ Rahlfs and Ziegler. 5:21 µεµείσηκα] B*; µεµίσηκα Bab and modern editions. ὀσφρανθῶ θυσίας] B, A, V, and Swete; ὀσφρανθῶ Q, Rahlfs, and Ziegler. text and translation 27 (12) for I know your many ungodly deeds. And your sins are weighty, even trampling upon the just man, because you are taking bribes and doing injustice to the poor in the gateways.

2) And it will come to pass when he finishes devouring the grass of the land, then I said, “Lord, God be merciful! Who will raise up Jacob, for he is very small in number? ” “And this shall not be,” says the Lord. (4) Thus the Lord showed me, and behold he summoned the judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and devoured the portion of the Lord. 32 7:5 7:6 7:7 7:8 7:9 7:10 7:11 7:12 7:13 7:14 7:15 7:16 7:17 amos καὶ εἶπα ΚΕ, κόπασον δή· τίς ἀναστήσει τὸν ᾽Ιακώβ; ὅτι ὀλιγοστός ἐστιν· µετανόησον, ΚΕ, ἐπὶ τούτῳ.

COMMENTARY Α. 1:1–2:3 Introduction and Oracle against Damascus, 1:1–5 In Vaticanus Amos is divided into six sections by Greek capital letters in the left column (beta through digamma). A scribe has written an alpha on the left above the first line to mark the first section of the book. (See the discussion of this in the Introduction, pp. 6–7). Amos 1:1 is the title of the book, and 1:2 summarizes the message of the book. The remainder of the first two chapters is a series of eight judgment oracles against Israel and its neighboring Syro-Palestinian states (major powers like Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon are not included); the oracles zero in on Judah (2:4–5) and finally Israel (2:6–16).

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