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The Function of Paronomasia in Hebrews 10:5–7

I will summarize that thesis and then show how the use of paronomasia embellishes the argument made by the author of Hebrews 10. The LXX Greek translation closely follows the Hebrew MT of Ps 40:6–8. However, the quotation in Hebrews 10 differs from the LXX rendering of Ps 40:6–8. Consider the four variations from Psalm 40 which comprise the “misquote” in Hebrews 10:

Source: Psalm40.pdf

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