THE READINGS CALLED SEVERIN.

This Is Appendix 34 From The Companion Bible.

  Josephus tells us (Life, § 75) that Titus brought away with him from Jerusalem the codices (or manuscripts) that were in the Temple. These were among the spoils he took to Rome, and were deposited in the royal palace, about A.D. 70.
  About
A.D. 220 the Emperor Severus, who built a synagogue in Rome which was called after his name, handed over the codex of the Pentateuch to the Jewish community.
  Both codex and synagogue have perished, but a list of thirty-two passages is preserved in the Massorah, wherin this codex differed in letters and words from other codices. There are two lists extant: one (prior to
A.D. 1280) in the possession of the Jewish community of Prague, and the other in the Paris National Library (number 31, folio 399 a). But there are other Severin preserved, which are noted in the margin of this edition.
  The following is the complete list. Those that affect the sense and furnish instruction are referred to in the margin, in notes on the passages affected. Some of them relate only to spelling, and have no instruction in them.¹
  1. Gen.   1:31.
  2. Gen.   3:
21*.
  3. Gen. 18:
21*.
  4. Gen. 24:
7*.
  5. Gen. 25:
33*.
  6. Gen. 27:
2.
  7. Gen. 27:
7.
  8. Gen. 36:
5.
  9. Gen. 36:
10.
10. Gen. 36:
14.
11. Gen. 43:
15.
12. Gen. 45:8*.
13. Gen. 46:
8.
14. Gen. 48:
7.
15. Ex.   12:
37.
16. Ex.   19:
3.
17. Ex.   26:
27.
18. Lev.   4:
34.
19. Lev. 14:
10.
20. Lev. 15:
8.
21. Num.  4:
3.
22. Num. 15:
21.
23. Num. 30:12.
24. Num. 31:
12.
25. Num. 36:
1.
26. Deut.   1:
26.
27. Deut.   1:
27.
28. Deut.   3:
20.
29. Deut. 22:
6.
30. Deut. 29:
22.
31. Deut. 29:
22.
32. Deut. 32:
26.
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  ¹ For futher information see Ginsburg's  Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, pages 409-20.

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