The Septuagint

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A&C Black, Jun 8, 2004 - Religion - 196 pages
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

1 What is the Septuagint?
1
Facts and Fictions
27
Questions and Issues
41
from Philo to Jerome
63
5 Textual Developments to the Fifth Century CE
81
6 Language and Style
109
from the Beginnings to the Present Day
131
Bibliography
159
Index of References
177
Index of Authors
183
General Index
187
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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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