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Invitation to the Septuagint

Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva

“This book is intended to be a relatively brief and inviting introduction for the student who has no prior knowledge of the Septuagint. It aims to introduce both the history and current state of the scholarly discussion by presenting the terminology, foundational concepts, and major issues in Septuagint studies. Nevertheless, those interested in pursuing the technical use of the Septuagint in textual criticism and biblical studies will also find resources here to further their understanding. If successful, this book will serve as a bridge to the more sophisticated literature produced by scholars working in the field.”


      List of Illustrations
      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. Septuagint and 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 Linguistic Research
   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
      Subject Index
      Author Index
      Scripture Index

Item Number: BKBP729
Publication Data: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 351
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.9 cm × 15.3 cm × 2.3 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒8010‒3115‒X

$33.95 (USD)


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