1 Sam 15:11 LXX

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1 Sam 15:11 LXX

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:50 pm

Παρακέκλημαι ὅτι ἐβασίλευσα τὸν Σαοὺλ εἰς βασιλέα...

Anyone want to comment on the use of παρακαλέω to render נחם? It seems like such an unusual choice, and only attested in this sense in the LXX.
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Re: 1 Sam 15:11 LXX

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:47 pm

Just a quick follow up, on B-Greek Ken Penner, who worked on the New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS) pointed out that נחמ can also mean "comfort, console" and thinks that the LXX translator at this point for whatever reason defaulted to that meaning without attention to the context (note that the LXX translates it correctly in vs. 35), so that it was a translator competence issue.
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