Scribal Transpositions in the Biblical Text May Indicate Changes in Theology

Timo Tapani Tekoniemi, Miika Paavo Tucker, Ville Joonas Mäkipelto

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Many texts in the Bible have been preserved in manuscripts that hold different sequences for the same texts. These differences are due to the ancient scribal practice of transposing textual units during the copying of texts. Our collaborative article concludes that these transpositions were often motivated by changes in the ideology and theology of the scribes and their communities.
Translated title of the contributionRaamatun kirjurien tekemät transpositiot voivat antaa vihiä muutoksista Raamatun teologiassa
Original languageEnglish
JournalCSTT blog
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2018

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

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