Lexham English Bible: sh'loshim = 20?!

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David B. Woods | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 16 2018 10:58 PM

Why does the LEB translate שְׁלֹשִׁים as "twenty" in Numbers 4.23, contrary the the lexical definition, contrary to itself in other verses (e.g. Num 4.30), and contrary to all other English translations (except those following the LXX, which says "twenty five")? Is this a translation mistake or am I missing something?

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 16 2018 11:33 PM

I believe it's a translation mistake. They even got it wrong in the footnote!

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 18 2018 3:56 PM

It has to be a translation mistake, even the BWS using the LEB shows it's not twenty.

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Doug Mangum | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 18 2018 4:36 PM

I'll add it to the list of corrections that need to be made in the LEB. I've been meaning to take a closer look at the OT for these sorts of issues, but for now, I have to rely on users bringing them to my attention. Thanks for pointing this one out. I have no idea how that mistake happened. 

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David B. Woods | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 20 2018 7:28 AM

Thank you, Doug

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