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18.1 Textual History of Daniel
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Part of 18 Daniel

18.1.1 Introduction

The book of Daniel is notorious for its plethora of textual difficulties that, to a greater or lesser extent, have bearings on tracing its textual history. The text has come to us in two languages (i.e., Hebrew [Dan 1:1–2:4a; 8:1–12:13] and Aramaic [Dan 2:4b–7:8]) and scholars have naturally disputed the precedence of either an Aramaic or Hebrew original.1 However, the oldest witnesses to the mt text from Qumran scrolls (18…

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Olariu, Daniel, “18.1 Textual History of Daniel”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0018010000>
First published online: 2020



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