Invitation to the Septuagint

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Baker Academic, 2000 - Religion - 351 pages
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. This is the first user-friendly introduction to the Septuagint available. Writing for beginning students and seasoned scholars alike, the authors give the necessary background and provide a primer that is both accessible and comprehensive. As it moves from basic introductory matters to more advanced issues, this book: clarifies the Septuagint's importance for the field of biblical studies; reviews the history of early Greek versions of the Bible; introduces the current printed editions; provides explanatory notes on selected passages; and surveys the present state of Septuagint research.--From publisher description.

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A very expansive and thorough introduction to the Septuagint, its study, and its place in Biblical criticism. The book is well organized and suited for a variety of audiences. The book begins with ... Read full review

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This book is the perfect first book on the subject of the Septuagint. It covers all the basic issues and history of the discipline. It's also a very nice quick review for the specialist. I recommend ... Read full review


Why Study the Septuagint?
The Septuagint in Biblical Studies

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Karen H. Jobes (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College.

Mois s Silva (Ph.D., University of Manchester) has taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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