The Septuagint

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A&C Black, Jun 8, 2004 - Religion - 196 pages
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Jennifer Dines provides an introductory survey of current scholarship on the Greek Bible - the Septuagint. She outlines its origins in the third to first centuries BCE, going on to trace its subsequent history to the fifth century CE. The Septuagint's relationship with the standard Hebrew text and its translational characteristics are examined, as is its value as a collection with its own literary and exegetical character.

The Septuagint is shown to be an important source for biblical studies (both Old and New Testament), to make a distinctive contribution to the history of biblical interpretation, and to be of considerable interest for understanding the early development of both Judaism and Christianity.
  

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Contents

Facts and Fictions
27
Aristobulus
33
Further reading
39
from Philo
63
Josephus 37 c 100 CE
71
Textual Developments to the Fifth Century CE
81
The Hesychian Recension
94
The Lucianic Antiochian Recension
103
Language and Style
109
from the Beginnings
131
Modern translations
153
Bibliography
159
Index of References
177
Index of Authors
183
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Page 161 - The Typology of Literalism in Ancient Biblical Translations (MSU 15; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1979); D.
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About the author (2004)

Jennifer Dines is Research Associate in the AHRB Parkes Centre Project, "The Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World." She is also a member of the Strasburg-based team preparing the Amos volume of the 'Bible d'Alexandrie'.

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