“Have You Seen, Son of Man?”: A Study of the Translation and Vorlage of LXX Ezekiel 40-48
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010 pp. xiv + 251. $32.95
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Description: This work examines the Vorlage of LXX Ezekiel 40 48, arguing that it represents a reworking of these chapters in light of the book as a whole. The author applies Skopostheorie, a modern functional theory of translation, to understand the goals of translation in LXX Ezekiel 40 48, which include highlighting the distance and hence authority of the source text, suggesting solutions to problems posed by the text, and updating elements of the vision in light of Hellenistic culture. The goal of the translation was both to preserve the authority and to heighten the persuasive power of these chapters for Hellenistic readers of LXX Ezekiel.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Septuagint, Literature, Ezekiel
Review by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton
Citation: Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton, review of Daniel O’Hare, “Have You Seen, Son of Man?”: A Study of the Translation and Vorlage of LXX Ezekiel 40-48, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
Review by William Tooman
Citation: William Tooman, review of Daniel O'Hare, “Have You Seen, Son of Man?”: A Study of the Translation and Vorlage of LXX Ezekiel 40-48, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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