An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek

An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780342848607
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/13/2018
Pages: 612
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Henry Barclay Swete (1835-1917) was Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge for twenty-five years. Swete is well-known and respected for the extensive range of his biblical and patristic studies and for his careful and exact scholarship.his careful and exact scholarship.

Table of Contents

Part I. The History of the Greek Old Testament and of Its Transmission: 1. The Alexandrian Greek version; 2. Later Greek versions; 3. The Hexapla; 4. Ancient versions based on the Septuagint; 5. Manuscripts of the Septuagint; 6. Printed texts of the Septuagint; Part II. The Contents of the Alexandrian Old Testament: 1. Titles, grouping, number, and order of the books; 2. Books of the Hebrew canon; 3. Books not included in the Hebrew canon; 4. The Greek of the Septuagint; 5. The Septuagint as a version; 6. Text divisions: stichi, chapters, lections, catenae, etc.; Part III. Literary Use, Value, and Textual Condition of the Greek Old Testament: 1. Literary use of the Septuagint by non-Christian Hellenists; 2. Quotations from the Septuagint in the New Testament; 3. Quotations from the Septuagint in early Christian writings; 4. The Greek versions as aids to biblical study; 5. Influence of the Septuagint on Christian literature; 6. Textual condition of the Septuagint, and problems arising out of it; Additions and corrections; Appendix: The letter of pseudo-Aristeas; Indices.

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