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Lucifer of Cagliari and the Text of 1Ė2 Kings
Kauhanen, Tuukka

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018 pp. xv + 426. $62.95

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Description: In this book, Tuukka Kauhanen approaches the challenging case of the textual history of 1 and 2 Kings through citations of the text found within the writings of the fourth-century bishop of Sadinia, Lucifer of Cagliari. Kauhanen presents evidence that Luciferís Latin text sheds important light on lost Hebrew and Greek pieces of the textual puzzle in Kings. In doing so, he compares all of Luciferís extensive quotations of Kings to extant Greek witnesses as well as Old Latin witnesses where available and subsequently analyzes the probable reasons for textual variations. In each instance he attempts to choose the best possible candidate for the Old Greek reading and where that reading might reflect a now-lost Hebrew text.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Kings, Septuagint, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism, Reception History

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Review by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto
Published 6/27/2019
Citation: Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto, review of Tuukka Kauhanen, Lucifer of Cagliari and the Text of 1Ė2 Kings, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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