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VIII. Josua 5,2–9: Die Beschneidung der Freien

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This chapter presents an overview on the two versions of the story of Joshua: Masoretic Text (MT) and the Septuaginta (LXX). It discusses the debate and the key role played by Joshua 5, 2-9. The Greek version of the story is focused in a conspicuous manner on the subject of circumcision. This already shows a semantic field analysis, and verifies the study of classification of the texts different from the Masoretic Text. The Greek version of the story proves to be updated revision. With respect to the challenge by Hellenistic beauty and morality ideals the translators take the opportunity to put Jewish circumcision as a sign of Israel to his heart. The chapter discusses the origin and uniformity of Joshua 5, 2-9 in the course of research. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Jewish circumcision; Masoretic text; Septuaginta; story of Joshua



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