Description: This reader presents, in Septuagint canonical order, ten Greek texts from the Rahlfs—Hanhart Septuaginta critical edition. It explains the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary of more than 700 verses from select Old Testament texts representing a variety of genres, including the Psalms, the Prophets, and more. The texts selected for this volume were chosen to fit into a typical semester. Each text (1) is an example of distinctive Septuagint syntax or word usage; (2) exemplifies the amplification of certain theological themes or motifs by the Septuagint translators within their Jewish Hellenistic culture; and/or (3) is used significantly by New Testament writers.
Subjects: Bible, Septuagint, Literature
Review by Melvin K. H. Peters
Citation: Melvin K. H. Peters, review of Karen H. Jobes, ed., Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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