Invitation to the Septuagint
As the Bible of Hellenistic Judaism and of the early church, the Septuagint has long been important to biblical scholarship as an aid for interpreting both the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Until now, however, no user-friendly introduction to the Septuagint has been available. Previous volumes presupposed a great deal of prior knowledge about the scholarly discussions that had been going on for decades. Writing for beginning students and seasoned scholars alike, Karen Jobes and Moises Silva give the necessary background and provide a primer that is both accessible and comprehensive. Book jacket.
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Unputdownable.User Review - Christianbook.com
Bought this to read on the 11 hour bus ride home after a ninety day rehab. Read practically the entire thing on the journey. It was an exciting, amazingly informative and detailed overview of the status of Septuagint research from it`s origins to the latest editions of the text and the newest English translation. Introduces this specialized field of study to the educated layman in a non-pedantic way that made me want to learn more; much more. I`d rate this as semi-technical, but don`t let that intimidate you if you haven`t gone to seminary. It`s far from dry, stale, tasteless and hard.
Review: Invitation to the SeptuagintUser Review - Christianbook.com
Jobes and Silva have produced a first rated introduction to the Septuagint thus making a complex subject understandable. The newcomer as well as the learned scholar can benefit from this introduction. The book is well organised into chapters beginning with the history of the Septuagint right up to the modern day study on the subject. Each chapter closes with a section giving information for further study. It is set to become a standard introduction to the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. I recommend this volume to students and pastors alike.
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