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Quote Bismarck Replybullet Topic: PROOF that Jewish Masoretic OT is corrupt
    Posted: 24 July 2007 at 11:29pm
1 Samuel 13:1 (Darby)
Saul was ... years old when he became king; and he reigned two years
over Israel.


A few surviving Septuagint Manuscripts record "Saul was 30 years
old..." However, the Jewish Masoretic version lacks the number.
There is an unambiguous corruption to the text at this point.
Indeed, the text is corrupt enough that it is difficult to render — compare
Young's translation:

"A son of a year [is] Saul in his reigning, yea, two years he hath reigned
over Israel.

So, how can any deny that the Jewish Masoretic text is corrupt — that
is to say, there are at least a few places where the text is
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