The Septuagint and Modern Study

The Septuagint and Modern Study

by Sidney Jellicoe

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"Twenty-five years after it first appeared, Jellicoe's classic work is still one of the most comprehensive introductions to the Septuagint and cognate studies. Its completeness makes it valuable not only as a textbook, but also as a reference tool for those working in the Septuagint.

In bringing together the principal features of twentieth-century Septuagint studies, the author provides a wealth of valuable information. The first part of the book traces the origins and transmission history of the LXX. The second part moves to a discussion of the various LXX manuscripts, versions, and critical editions, along with a brief discussion of language and style. The appendixes, bibliography, and various indexes increase the resource value of this volume."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575062518
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

I. INTRODUCTION. MODERN STUDY—ITS ANTECEDENTS, BEGINNINGS, AND DEVELOPMENT

Antecedents

The Edition of Holmes and Parsons

Tischendorf’s Editions

The Modern Era

Beginnings in Germany and Britain

Paul Anton de Lagarde; Field, Swete, Hatch and Redpath

Developments

The Gottingen Septuagint: Rahlfs and his Collaborators

The Successors of Rahlfs

The Larger Cambridge Septuagint

The Cambridge and Gottingen Editions compared

PART ONE

ORIGINS AND TRANSMISSION-HISTORY

II. SEPTUAGINT ORIGINS: THE LETTER OF ARISTEAS

Literary genre

Editions

Translations

Contents

Transmission-History

Date and Purpose

Historical Value

III. MODERN THEORIES OF ORIGIN

The Septuagint a Greek Targum (Paul Kahle)

A Palestinian Provenance (Moses Gaster)

The Liturgical Approach (H. St. John Thackeray)

The Transcription Theory (O.G. Tychsen, F.X. Wutz)

IV. EARLY REVISIONS

The Background

Aquila

Theodotion

Symmachus

V. ORIGEN AND THE HEXAPLA

The Compiler: his Objectives and Competence

The Purpose of the Second Column

Origen’s Reconstituted Text: its achievements and limitations

The Problem of the Tetrapla

Quinta, Sexta, and Septima

The Syro-Hexaplar

Hexaplaric Remains, Editions

VI. THE TRIFARIA VARIETAS

The Palestinian Recension of Origen

The Hesychian Recension

Lucian and his Recension

PART TWO

TEXT AND LANGUAGE

VII. MANUSCRIPTS OF THE SEPTUAGINT

Uncials

Cursives

Papyri (including Fragments)

VIII. THE VERSIONS

Introductory

1. The Samaritan Pentateuch

2. The Syriac Version

3. The Old Latin

4. The Vulgate

5. The Coptic Versions

6. The Gothic Version

7. The Armenian Version

8. The Georgian Version

9. The Slavonic Version

10. The Ethiopic Version

11. The Arabic Versions

IX. THE BOOKS OF THE SEPTUAGINT. MODERN EDITIONS AND TEXT-CRITICAL STUDIES

A. Books edited in the Larger Cambridge Edition

1. The Pentateuch

2. The Historical Books

B. Books Edited in the Gottingen Edition

1. Psalms and Odes

2. The Prophets

3. The Books of Maccabees

4. Wisdom Literature

X. LANGUAGE AND STYLE

Translation-technique

The Hebrew Text and the Septuagint

The LXX as emendational instrument

‘Haggadi’ alterations

Rubrical directions

‘Arabisms’ and other cognate Semitic roots

Deficiencies of LXX vis-a-vis M.T.

Grammar and Lexicography

XI. THE CURRENT SITUATION IN SEPTUAGINT STUDIES

Progress in the Current Century

Current Problems and Future Prospects

1. Vorlage

2. The Recensions

3. Patristica, Rabbinica, and the Septuagint

4. The Early Printed Editions

5. The Autonomy of the Septuagint

6. The New Testament and the Septuagint

Some Final Considerations

APPENDIX I. Sigla employed in the Larger Cambridge Edition

APPENDIX II. Manuscripts collated in the Gottingen and Larger Cambridge Editions: Cursives, Papyri, Fragments

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEXES

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