I'm currently examining some of the chronological difficulties/variances in Kings and Chronicles - specifically:
- Asa's 35th year - which can't be his 35th year (2 Chron 15)
- Ahaziah's age at accession (2 Kings 8:26  and 2 Chron 22:2 )
- Jehoiachin's age at accession (2 Kings 24:8  and 2 Chron 36:9 )
Particularly on the last two I am trying to analyse whether a geniune variance occurs. After looking at the variance within the plethora of English translations I decided I needed to go further back. As a result, I am trying to get hold of old OT manuscripts to highlight whether there is a transmission issue or whether the record has been written different on purpose.
Here's where I'm a tad unstuck and am hoping for help? I've looked at the following manuscripts and wondered if there was any major ones I had missed:
- Codex Leningrad (from BHS)
- Aleppo Codex
- LXX (both Brentons and NETS)
- Latin Vulgate
- Syriac Peshitta
I can't seem to find Chronicles in the DSS so far - does anyone know the best route to go down?
My initial conclusion is that a geniune discrepancy seems to be there which has then been edited in later manuscipts (i.e. other than the Hebrew) to conform to Kings. I have some tentative conclusions about what's going on - which I found pretty exciting - but just wanted to ensure I'd done my research! Some of this may ultimately appear in eJBI if I decide it's good enough.
I appreciate to some this may look quite academic, but I need to know whether a variance exists or not!
Edited by Jon, 09 November 2011 - 06:53 AM.