Evaluate external evidence
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
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.)
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.]