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orion Re: translation central


   > 1- Greek mss of the OT are older than Hebrew mss.  On a merely 
   >empirical level we must say that the Greek Bible is older than the MT.
	Really? What dates are you using? I see Rahlf's 957 dated to 
early 2BCE whereas 4QExodF is dated mid 3BCE, 4QpaleoDeutS dates to 
250 BCE, etc.
	Also, can't one find semiticisms in the LXX whereas the oppo-
site is not true of the Hebrew Bible? (Swete p323ff among others).

Virgil Brown