Genesis 18:22 & the Tiqqune Sopherim

This paper looks at Genesis 18:22 and specifically the scribal notes for this text. Tim Hegg investigates the noted change within the text, suggesting the scribes never actually made a change. In conclusion, Hegg proposes the text is original, and the note from the scribes comes from debates between rabbis and Christian leaders, over the deity of Yeshua. This paper was presented at the 2016 Evangelical Theological Society annual conference.

Show #149 – Two Lectures

The guys are traveling back from the ETS and SBL so the two lectures presented in the Masorah section by Tim Hegg and Rob Vanhoff and the 2016 SBL are featured.

To Read or Not to Read?: Translating the Qere/Kativ

This is a paper dealing with the technical issues of the Masoretic text and the scribal notes. These notes show certain words that are written in the text (ketiv) that the scribes say should be read differently. This is noted by the scribes by placing the word to be read (qere) in the margin. Hegg looks at 18 instances in which the Hebrew word לא (“not” or “no”) is written in the text but the scribes instruct the reader to read לוֹ (“belonging to him”). Hegg then collates 10 English translations to discover whether they follow what is written in the text or what the scribes have substituted in the margin.