Found in Translation: Essays on Biblical Translation in Honor of Leonard J. Greenspoon
Barker, James W., Anthony Le Donne and Joel N. Lohr, editors
West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2018 pp. xxiii + 303. $75.00
Description: This book is both a themed volume on translation and a Festschrift for Leonard J. Greenspoon, the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and professor of classical and near Eastern studies and of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Professor Greenspoon has made significant contributions to the study of Jewish biblical translations, particularly the ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, known as the Septuagint. In this volume, an internationally renowned group of scholars presents a wide range of essays on Bible translation, the influence of culture on biblical translation, Bible translations' reciprocal influence on culture, and the translation of various Jewish texts and collections, especially the Septuagint. The contributors are James W. Barker, Adele Berlin, Kristin De Troyer, Zev Garber, Edward L. Greenstein, Ronald Hendel, Anthony Le Donne, Alan T. Levenson, Amy-Jill Levine, Joel N. Lohr, MichaŽl N. van der Meer, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Emmanuel Tov, and Eugene Ulrich.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Septuagint, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory
Review by Sarah Cook
Citation: Sarah Cook, review of James W. Barker, Anthony Le Donne, and Joel N. Lohr, eds., Found in Translation: Essays on Biblical Translation in Honor of Leonard J. Greenspoon, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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