Thank you Dinosaur. Rather than try to find 'secret' kabbalistic or esoteric meanings or 'Zodiac signs' in such blatant alterations, I would first look to historical causes and contexts. This is one of those pretty much open and shut cases which aligns naturally and quite closely with exactly what we know of the history and experience of the people who made the text. There are many parallel/conflated passages in the Old Testament, and the myth that the 'Jewish scribes' were somehow more accurate than their Christian counterparts in the New Testament is one of the biggest frauds in biblical hermeneutics. What we find is that Jewish scribes were as slappy-happy and irrational as Christian editors, if not more so, in their shockingly free handling of the allegedly 'sacred' Tanakh (& Torah).