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Invitation to the Septuagint

Author: Karen H Jobes; Moisés Silva
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament. It is accessible to students, assuming no prior knowledge about the Septuagint, yet is also informative for seasoned scholars. The authors, both prominent Septuagint scholars, explore the history of the LXX, the various versions of it available, and its importance for biblical studies.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen H Jobes; Moisés Silva
ISBN: 9780801036491 0801036496
OCLC Number: 910239170
Description: xxi, 408 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why study the Septuagint? --
Part 1. The history of the Septuagint. The origin of the Septuagint and other Greek versions --
The transmission of the Septuagint --
The Septuagint in modern times --
The Septuagint as a translation --
Part 2. The Septuagint in biblical studies. The language of the Septuagint --
Establishing the text of the Septuagint --
Using the Septuagint for the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible --
The Judean desert discoveries and Septuagint studies --
The Septuagint and the New Testament --
Interpreting the Septuagint --
Part 3. The current state of Septuagint studies. Our predecessors: Septuagint scholars of a previous generation --
Current studies in language and translation --
Reconstructing the history of the text --
Theological development in the Hellenistic Age.
Responsibility: Karen H. Jobes and Moises Silva.


This expanded and updated edition offers a comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint, acquainting readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament.  Read more...


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