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Samaritan Pentateuch 

Samaritan Pentateuch scribal variants (Deut 32:8)

For further reading

Der hebräische Pentateuch der Samaritaner, ed. August Freiherrn von Gall (Giessen : Verlag von Alfred Töpelmann, 1918). Critical eclectic text. Von Gall SP Gen, Exod, Lev, Num, Deut

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version. Eds. Benyamim Tsadaka, Sharon Sullivan. Eerdmans, 2013. 

Kennicott MT and SP compared (1776)

Knoppers, Gary N. Jews and Samaritans: The Origins and History of Their Early Relations. Oxford University Press, 2013. (See chap 7 on textual issues of SP compared to LXX, MT, and Qumran witnesses. See note on Zahn 2015 below.)

__________. “Parallel Torahs and Inner-Scriptural Interpretation: The Jewish and Samaritan Pentateuchs in Historical Perspective,” in The Pentateuch: International Perspectives on Current Research (eds. T. B. Dozeman, K. Schmid, B. J. Schwatrz; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 508-531.

Sadaqa, A. and R. Jewish and Samaritan Version of the Pentateuch with Particular Stress of the Differences between both Texts (Jerusalem: Ruben Mass, 1961-1966). (See plate 18 Tov 2012.)

Shoulson, Mark, ed. The Torah: Jewish and Samaritan Versions Compared. 2d ed. Evertype, 2008. This is not a critical edition, but a very helpful side by side on facing pages comparison of MT and SP.

Zahn, Molly M. “The Samaritan Pentateuch and the Scribal Culture of Second Temple Judaism,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 46 (2015): 285-313. [Zahn’s thesis is nearly identical to Knoppers 2013 chap 7 (pluriformity of pentateuchal texts in MT, LXX, SP, with DSS confirming ongoing scribal updating through mid-second temple period), though Zahn does not cite this book until p. 302, after which she regularly interacts with Knoppers. Zahn argues that scribal updating akin to SP preceded SP, and is evident in other traditions. Zahn’s essay offers numerous tables with side by side passages from SP, LXX, MT, and Qumran, with unpointed Hebrew and English translations in each case.]

Also see "Textual Criticism" section of Biblical Hebrew bibliography.
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