Invitation to the Septuagint

Invitation to the Septuagint

Invitation to the Septuagint

Invitation to the Septuagint

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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. This new edition has been substantially revised, expanded, and updated to reflect major advances in Septuagint studies. Appendixes offer helpful reference resources for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801036491
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 966,219
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Emerita, at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Moisés Silva (PhD, University of Manchester) has taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives in Litchfield, Michigan.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Time Line
Introduction: Why Study the Septuagint?
Part 1: The History of the Septuagint
1. The Origin of the Septuagint and Other Greek Versions
2. The Transmission of the Septuagint
3. The Septuagint in Modern Times
4. The Septuagint as a Translation
Part 2: The Septuagint in Biblical Studies
5. The Language of the Septuagint
6. Establishing the Text of the Septuagint
7. Using the Septuagint for the Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
8. The Judean Desert Discoveries and Septuagint Studies
9. The Septuagint and the New Testament
10. Interpreting the Septuagint
Part 3: The Current State of Septuagint Studies
11. Our Predecessors: Septuagint Scholars of a Previous Generation
12. Current Studies in Language and Translation
13. Reconstructing the History of the Text
14. Theological Development in the Hellenistic Age
A. Major Organizations and Research Projects
B. Reference Works
C. Glossary
D. Differences in Versification between English Versions and the Septuagint
E. Symbols and Abbreviations of the Göttingen Critical Apparatus
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