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Breaking Through the Massoretic Barrier: A Re-consideration of the Old Greek Text of Job 24:13–20; 26:4–14; 28:13–22 and 30:25–31:8
Dalrymple-Hamilton, Francis A.

Edinburgh: Edina, 2013 pp. 228. £18.00

Description: This work has been written by an established scholar who has conducted a research project into the book of Job, its languages and its versions over a twenty year period And this is the first part of that project to be published. In this short work the author has considered the history of scholarship on the Septuagint of Job in so far as this relates to the passages he has selected for further consideration. He has provided an introductory chapter which covers many appropriate issues, such as the witness of the Dead Sea scrolls to his endeavour. He has then supplied a complete chapter devoted to the history of scholarship which is followed by a chapter which discusses the problems of the Hebrew text of the book of Job. The next chapter deals with the Hebrew text which is considered by him to be the Vorlage to the Septuagint and which in his view is somewhat different to the MT. The work is then rounded off with an appropriate conclusion.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Job, Septuagint, Literature

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Review by Claude Cox
Published 3/15/2014
Citation: Claude Cox, review of Francis A. Dalrymple-Hamilton, Breaking Through the Massoretic Barrier: A Re-consideration of the Old Greek Text of Job 24:13–20; 26:4–14; 28:13–22 and 30:25–31:8, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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