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The Septuagint

Author: Jennifer M Dines; Michael A Knibb
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, 2005.
Series: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jennifer Dines provides an introductory survey of current scholarship on the Greek Bible - the Septuagint. She outlines its origins in the third to first centuries BCE, going on to trace its subsequent history to the fifth century CE. The Septuagint's relationship with the standard Hebrew text and its translational characteristics are examined, as is its value as a collection with its own literary and exegetical  Read more...
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Dines, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Mary).
Septuagint.
London ; New York : T & T Clark, 2005
(OCoLC)162293891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Dines; Michael A Knibb
ISBN: 9780567601520 0567601528
OCLC Number: 318084866
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 196 pages).
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Resources; 1. What is 'the Septuagint'?; 2. Origins: Facts and Fictions; 3. Origins: Questions and Issues; 4. The Status of the Septuagint: from Philo to Jerome; 5. Textual Developments to the Fifth Century CE; 6. Language and Style; 7. The Use of the Septuagint: from the Beginnings to the Present Day; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; General Index.
Series Title: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Responsibility: Jennifer M. Dines ; edited by Michael A. Knibb.

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