Description: In this study Benjamin M. Austin analyzes all the plant metaphors in Isaiah and classifies them according to the metaphor translation techniques used by the Septuagint translator. Austin illustrates how the translator took the context of each metaphor into account and demonstrates how the natural features of the plants under discussion at times influence their translation. He argues that the translator tried to translate metaphors vividly and with clarity, sometimes adjusting them to match the experience of his audience living in Egypt. Austin examines metaphors by their vehicles, so that the translation of similar metaphors can be compared.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Greek, Hebrew, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism, Literary Approaches
Review by Larry Perkins
Citation: Larry Perkins, review of Benjamin M. Austin, Plant Metaphors in the Old Greek of Isaiah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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