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by Moisés Silva,Karen H. Jobes

ISBN: 0801022355
ISBN13: 978-0801022357
Language: English
Publisher: Baker Academic; y First printing edition (December 1, 2000)
Pages: 352
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Invitation to the Septuagint Paperback – October 1, 2005

Invitation to the Septuagint Paperback – October 1, 2005. by. Karen H. Jobes (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Although the author of Hebrews is otherwise heavily dependent on the Septuagint or the old Greek, this passage reflects Theodotion's rendering: "'God shut the mouths of the lions'' rather than the old Greek, which says, ''God saved me from the lions''. New (to me) was the explanation that the ''Septuagint'' is not really one settled, uniform book. 'The ''Letter of Aristeas'', in spite of its legendary character, seems to preserve some valuable information.

This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the .

This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament.

Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen H. Jobes and Moises Silva has bridged this gap with a comprehensive . The book is divided into three major sections: (1) The History of the Septuagint, (2) The Septuagint in Biblical Studies, and (3) The Current State of Septuagint Studies. Jobes and Moises Silva has bridged this gap with a comprehensive introduction that is both informative and user-friendly. Invitation to the Septuagint appropriately begins with a brief introduction that details the use of the Septuagint in the academic context of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Scriptures. The most helpful sections for most readers will be the former two sections.

Invitation to the Septuagint - Karen H. Jobes. This is a very inviting book for anyone wanting to learn about the Septuagint, not only those for whom this is a first introduction but also those who know their way in this area. Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University. Published by Baker Academic. a division of Baker Publishing Group. We commend this authoritative and helpful guide, written as it has been by two seasoned practitioners in the delights, dangers, and pitfalls of establishing and using the text of the Greek Old Testament and of plotting its history and significance.

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I will point out an additional important aspect later.

1 The book is divided into three parts, for a total of fourteen chapters and five appendices, plus indices. The three parts are entitled: (1) The History of the Septuagint ; (2) The Septuagint in Biblical Studies ; and (3) The Current State of Septuagint Studies. I will point out an additional important aspect later. This introduction to the Septuagint is certainly a great and useful guide not only for students but also for specialists for several reasons.

Invitation to the Septuagint book. This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer is useful. My reading of this fundamental work (Admittedly an introduction) by Jobes and Silva is best summed up by this quote from page 193, "Robert Gundry's work on the use of the OT in Matthew shows. of the approximately eighty formal and allusive quotations of the OT in this gospel, about thirty clearly follow the LXX (Septuagint or Greek Old Testament) reading, and.

This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer is useful to those who are just beginning to study the Septuagint. Pages: 352 Publisher: Baker Academic Published: 2005 ISBN-10: 080103115X ISBN-13: 9780801031151. Find at a Library Find at Google.

Invitation to the Septuagint. by Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva. This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament.

This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek . Appendixes offer helpful reference resources for further study.

An accessible primer to the Septuagint that will acquaint readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament.
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Shak
This Work assumes serious interest in Bibical history and translation. Starts with historical analysis and concludes with technical linguistic comparisons. Writing for scholars more than general reader.

''Today's English translations of the Old Testament suite rightly based, not on the Greek ot Latin versions, but on the best available Hebrew text, known as the masoretic text. While the Hebrew is the best textual base for modern translations, we cannot forget that the Ancient Greek version of the Old Testament was nevertheless the Bible of the earliest Christian writers.'' (26)

''As we have seen, the Septuagint contains textual links nor found in the Hebrew text that provide historical and literary continuity for the important task of biblical theology and for accurately understanding the exegetical debates of the early church fathers.'' (26)

Introduction: Why study the Septuagint?

Part 1. The history of the Septuagint
-1. The origin of the Septuagint
-2. The Transmisson of the Septuagint
-3. The Septuagint in modern times
-4. The Septuagint as a translation

Part 2. The Septuagint in Bibical studies
-5. The language of the Septuagint
-6. Establishing the text
-7. Using the Septuagint for textual criticism of the Hebrew bible
-8. The judean desert discoveries
-9. Septuagint and New Testament
-10. Interpreting the Septuagint

Part 3. The current state of Septuagint studies
-11. Our predecessors
-12. Current studies in linguistic research
-13. Reconstructing the history of the text
-15. Theological development in the Hellenistic age

Appendix
A. Major organizations and research projects
B. References
C. Glossary
D. Differences in verification between English versions and the Septuagint

The variety of greek translations in use by the early Christianity was interesting. . .

''Note, for example, the reference to Daniel 6:23 in Hebrews 11:33. Although the author of Hebrews is otherwise heavily dependent on the Septuagint or the old Greek, this passage reflects Theodotion's rendering: "'God shut the mouths of the lions'' rather than the old Greek, which says, ''God saved me from the lions''. (42)

New (to me) was the explanation that the ''Septuagint'' is not really one settled, uniform book.

''The ''Letter of Aristeas'', in spite of its legendary character, seems to preserve some valuable information. The Pentateuch was originally translated in Alexandria around the year 250 b.c.e., and the rest of the Hebrew bible was translated within the following two centuries.'' (29)

Several hundred years needed to complete the ''Septuagint''.

''For several reasons, such as dissatisfaction with the Septuagint, other attempts were made to render the Hebrew bible into Greek. ''Aquila'' was a Jewish proselyte who tried to represent almost every detail of the Hebrew text consistently. ''Symmachus'' produced a careful translation that can be characterized as moderately literal, while showing sensitivity to Greek idiom. The translation associated with ''Theodotion'' has some points of contact with Aquila, but its origin is the subject of scholarly debate.'' (29)

Forcestalker
I just finished this book and found it incredibly edifying and stimulating. It gave me exactly what I was looking for, the status quaestionis, numerous passages to work through with commentary to guide the analysis (I loved chapter 10), and recommendations for further study if I want to go even deeper. The book is also extremely well written which aids greatly when reading a book on such a technical topic. I highly recommend this book.

To get the full benefit, you will need to know Hebrew and Greek at a pretty solid level. However, the first part of the book can be read by anyone, even those with no Hebrew and Greek. The shift from the first part of the book to the second part is kind of like going from a skateboard to a rocketship in terms of the level of difficulty, however, the reader is warned of this and I can't really see any way around it--you (obviously) need Hebrew and Greek if you really want to engage in serious study of the Septuagint.

Zut
This book is an outstanding resource, both for beginners and seasoned amateurs. I can not comment for the professional, since this is not my profession. LXX study is very complicated, and has many interlocking issues including biblical scholarship, textual criticism, and historical analysis. Much of the material published in LXX Studies is highly specialized, and assumes a great deal of knowledge not easily accessible to the amateur or the beginner. This book is a brief survey of the many fields of research into the LXX and it also serves as an annotated bibliography. It assumes no a priori knowledge of LXX Studies, and presents the many different specialties in a broad overview. And at the end of each topic is a section "To Continue Your Study" giving an annotated bibliography on that particular specialty.
It has helped me to understand what the LXX is, how it was put together, and the relationship of the many different texts which are used to generate the critical modern editions of the LXX, such as Rahlfs "Septuaginta." It has also helped me to understand the relationship between the various specialties in LXX Studies.
The only drawback to this book is the sequence of the topics covered, since I had a hard time locating the excellent analysis of the modern critical editions. But this is a highly personal objection, and a small one at that.

Iphonedivorced
This is an excellent introduction to the Septuagint for beginners, and no doubt a great resource to return to for non-beginners.

Winotterin
I like it because it’s classical. and significance in the history of translating the Bible

Netlandinhabitant
I wish I had read more of this book during my LXX course. I highly recommend it as part of a LXX class, but would recommend that a professor require/ assign readings from it.

Phalaken
I received this work immediately and was greatly satisfied with the reception of it. I intend to work my way through this book during the summer in my vacation and travel reading. I'm looking forward to it.

This book is a must read for any serious student of the Old or New Testament. It gives insightful understanding into the many issues and challenges that accompany studying the Septuagint. After reading it, I believe that this book should be required reading for all Seminary Students, no matter what their major is.

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