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Authoritative Scripture As Reflected In The Textual Transmission Of The Biblical Books: The Case Of 1 Kings 3–10

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Canonical literature of the Bible receives its authority from these three sources: the sacred authority of priests, the royal authority and the wisdom or academic authority of scribal schools. A comparative model for the study of the relationship between canon and textual transmission in the Bible is that of canonical literature of the Ancient East. Transpositions and other variants in 1 Kings 310 seem to obey to a tension between the pericopes about the temple and its cult, those which derive from palatial sources and those which detail Solomons wisdom as a master of sages and scribes. Chronicles focuses on cult and selects therefore materials about the temple, although it includes after it extensive materials on Solomons wisdom and riches. The edition of Kings represented by LXX collected the materials from the supplement and integrated others also about the kings government activities and his wisdom.

Keywords: authoritative scripture; Bible; canonical literature; Kings; LXX; royal authority; scribal schools; textual transmission



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