A note on καὶ ἀφανίσθητε (LXX Hab 1:5)

Michael Alan Lyons*

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The Greek translation of Hab 1:5 contains an element that is absent in other textual witnesses: καὶ ἀφανίσθητε »and be annihilated.« In this essay I will consider three possible explanations for the presence of this plus, and I will suggest two potential sources for its origin: LXX Hos 14:1, and the Hebrew text of Psalm 94.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-257
JournalZeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2024


  • Hab 1:5
  • Septuagint
  • Translational technique
  • Intertextual


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