The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible

The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible

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by Natalio Fernandez Marcos, N. Fernandez Marcos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9004115749

ISBN-13: 9789004115743

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This translation of the second - revised and expanded - Spanish edition deals fully with the origins of the Septuagint. It discusses its linguistic and cultural frame, its relation to the Hebrew text and to the Qumran documents, the transmission of the Septuagint and its reception by Jews and Christians. It includes the early revisions, Aquila, Symmachus and

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This translation of the second - revised and expanded - Spanish edition deals fully with the origins of the Septuagint. It discusses its linguistic and cultural frame, its relation to the Hebrew text and to the Qumran documents, the transmission of the Septuagint and its reception by Jews and Christians. It includes the early revisions, Aquila, Symmachus and Theodotion, the Christian recensions and particularly Origen's Hexapla, Biblical commentaries and catenae, as well as other issues such as the relation of the Septuagint to Hellenism, to the New Testament and to Early Christian Literature.
It is a comprehensive introduction to the Septuagint, the first translation and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, and to other Greek versions of the Bible.

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ISBN-13:
9789004115743
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Biblical Studies and Religious Studies
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.43(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Acknowledgementsxv
Part 1The Linguistic and Cultural Setting
1Biblical Greek and its Position within koine3
a.History of Research3
b.Comparison with the Papyri6
c.The New Approach of Bilingualism9
d.The Technical Language of Hellenistic Prose12
e.Conclusions13
Select Bibliography16
2The Septuagint as a Translation18
a.An Unprecedented Event18
b.A Range of Translation Techniques22
c.Modern Linguistics and the Translation Process26
Select Bibliography30
Part 2The Origins of the Septuagint
3The Letter of Pseudo-Aristeas and Other Ancient Sources35
a.The Jews of Alexandria35
b.Description and Contents of the Letter36
c.Historicity39
d.Date of Composition and Sources41
e.Purpose of the Letter43
f.The Letter in Jewish Tradition44
g.Later Legend concerning the Origin of the Septuagint47
h.The Completion of the Septuagint50
Select Bibliography51
4Modern Interpretations of the Origins of the Septuagint53
a.The Septuagint as a Greek Targum (P. Kahle)53
b.An Alexandrian Origin but in the Maccabean Period (c. 146 BCE)57
c.A Palestinian Origin58
d.A Liturgical Origin59
e.The Transcription Theory61
f.Other Theories62
g.The Proto-Septuagint64
Select Bibliography66
5The Septuagint and the Hebrew Text67
a.Two Texts Face to Face67
b.Qumran and the Septuagint70
c.The Use of the Septuagint in Hebrew Textual Criticism76
d.Textual Criticism and Literary Criticism79
Select Bibliography83
6The Double Texts of the Greek Bible and Targumism85
a.Introduction85
b.Double Texts in the Septuagint88
c.Targumism101
Select Bibliography103
Part 3The Septuagint in Jewish Tradition
7Aquila and his Predecessors109
a.Ancient Witnesses111
b.The Sources of this Version113
c.Characteristics115
d.Current Research and Future Prospects119
Select Bibliography121
8Symmachus the Translator123
a.Ancient Witnesses123
b.Sources for Symmachus127
c.Characteristics128
d.Current Research and Future Prospects133
Select Bibliography140
9Theodotion and the [characters not reproducible] Revision142
a.Ancient Witnesses142
b.Sources145
c.Characteristics146
d.Current Research and Future Prospects148
Select Bibliography153
10Other Ancient Versions155
a.The Quinta (E')155
b.The Sexta (Z')159
c.The Septima160
d.The Hebrew161
e.The Syrian164
f.The Samariticon167
g.Josephus the Translator169
Select Bibliography172
11Jewish Versions into Mediaeval and Modern Greek174
a.Witnesses175
b.Relationship to Earlier Jewish Versions183
Select Bibliography186
Part 4The Septuagint in Christian Tradition
12Transmission and Textual History191
a.Introduction191
b.External Transmission194
c.Internal Transmission199
d.Textual Restoration200
Select Bibliography202
13Origen's Hexapla204
a.Origen and his Knowledge of Hebrew204
b.The Hexapla206
c.The Fifth Column of the Hexapla and the secunda213
Select Bibliography220
14The Lucianic Recension223
a.Ancient Witnesses223
b.History of Research226
c.Characteristics230
d.Current Research and Future Prospects: The Proto-Lucianic Text232
Select Bibliography236
15Hesychian Recension or Alexandrian Group of Manuscripts?239
a.Ancient Witnesses239
b.The History of Research241
c.Hesychian Recension or Alexandrian Revision?242
Select Bibliography246
16Other Revisions247
a.Pre-Hexaplaric Revisions247
b.Para-Hexaplaric Revisions252
Select Bibliography256
17Indirect Transmission: Biblical Quotations258
a.The Septuagint in Hellenistic Jewish Historians260
b.The Septuagint in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha262
c.The Septuagint in Philo and Josephus264
d.The Septuagint in the New Testament, Apostolic Fathers and Apologists265
e.The Septuagint in Inscriptions and Papyri267
f.Quotations from the Fathers and the Septuagint269
Select Bibliography271
18Aporiai and Biblical Commentaries274
a.Aporiai275
b.Commentaries280
Select Bibliography285
19The Literature of the Catenae287
a.Formation of the Literary Genre287
b.Formal Aspects of Catenary Manuscripts290
c.Textual Contents of the Catenae293
d.Methodology for Studying the Catenae298
e.Catenary Manuscripts in Spanish Libraries299
Select Bibliography300
Part 5The Septuagint and Christian Origins
20The Religion of the Septuagint and Hellenism305
a.Introduction305
b.The Hellenisation of the Jews306
c.The Hellenisation of the Septuagint311
d.The Formal Hellenisation of the Wisdom Writings314
Select Bibliography318
21The Septuagint and the New Testament320
a.Introduction320
b.Quotations of the Old Testament in the New323
c.Other Areas of Influence332
Select Bibliography335
22The Septuagint and Early Christian Literature338
a.The Bible of the Fathers338
b.The Septuagint and Christian Greek343
c.The Septuagint Translated346
Select Bibliography361
Glossary of Technical Terms363
Index of Modern Authors369
Index of Biblical Quotations382
Abbreviations389

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