By W Edward Glenny Ph.D. Th.D. Th.M. M.DIV.
During this remark W. Edward Glenny presents a cautious research of the Greek textual content and literary beneficial properties of Micah in line with its witness within the fourth century codex Vaticanus. The remark starts with an creation to Micah in Vaticanus, and it comprises an uncorrected reproduction of Micah from Vaticanus with textual notes and a literal translation of that textual content. in response to the aim of Brill’s Septuagint statement sequence Glenny seeks to interpret the Greek textual content of Micah as an artifact in its personal correct to be able to confirm how early Greek readers who have been unexpected with the Hebrew might have understood it.
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Since there is good precedent for understanding ὑπὲρ ὧν to be introducing a new subject that will be developed in the following immediate context, such an understanding should be considered in this context. Furthermore, understanding the relative to be neuter in gender and referring to the general content of what the prophet saw in his visions (“the things”) results in a smoother and more natural understanding of the phrase and the context of Mic 1:1. ” (mur  suggests that in this context περί should also be rendered “concerning” to indicate the content of visions, parallel to ὑπέρ.
5:2 Εφραθα] B and Swete | τοῦ Εφραθα A, W, Q, Rahlfs, and Ziegler. χειλιάσιν] B* | χιλιάσιν Bc and modern editions (see Thackeray, § 6, 24–26). ἐξ οὗ] B*, C, and Swete (cf. Nah 1:11) | ἐκ σοῦ Bc, A, Q, Rahlfs, and Ziegler. τοῦ Ισραηλ] B and Swete | ἐν τῷ Ισραηλ A, Q, Rahlfs, and Ziegler. ) and modern versions; the last two letters are written above the line in B. text and translation 27 will welcome her who is banished and those whom I cast away. (7) And I will make her who is broken into a remnant and her who is cast away into a mighty nation, and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Sion now and forever.
The other two times that the hometown of the prophet is mentioned in the title in books from the Twelve (Amos 1:1 and Nah 1:1) the translator understands that the geographical term is not a name. In Amos the translator even adds another geographical term, rendering an obscure word for “shepherds” as the place name “Nakkadim” (see Amos 1:1). The second prepositional phrase modifying the main clause in 1:1 expresses the time when the “word of the Lord” came to Micah. The kings of Judah listed in 1:1 (Ioatham [740–733], Achaz [735–715], and Hezekias [715–687]) date Micah’s ministry to the second half of the eighth century, the same general time period as the ministries of Hosea and Amos, although Micah’s ministry would have followed the first two prophets of the Twelve.