Bedan or Barak (1 Sam. 12:11)

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  1. Bluefalcon

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    Apparently the mother of all extant Hebrew MSS contained an error, although not a very big one, that is perpetuated in most versions to this day. The problem is that in transcription the Hebrew R of Barak is almost identical to the D of Bedan, and the final K of Barak is similarly almost identical to the final N of Bedan. And so the mistake crept in and has persisted to this day. The LXX happens to contain the apparently correct Barak.
     
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    An edition of the KJV printed in London in the 1840's has the following rendering at 1 Samuel 12:11

    And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Barak, and Jephthan, and Samson, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelt safe.
     
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    Thanks, Logos! I didn't know that.
     
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