From the Previously Mentioned Blog- A Note on the Septuagint

This too is worth your time.  I’ll add the blog to the roll because 1) they post more than once a decade and 2) it’s worthy.

The Hebrew Bible is a collection of layered works. Its books in their various forms have been creatively edited and interwoven by ancient redactor-scribes in various historical situations using multiple sources from different time periods. In order to understand these editorial processes and use the texts in reconstructing history, scholars use the method of redaction criticism. Building on the observations of literary criticism (that is ”source criticism”), redaction criticism asks, for example: what is the ideology/theology behind the editing? What has been included or left out in the work and why? What is the community behind the editor(s)? How can the different textual layers be dated?

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One thought on “From the Previously Mentioned Blog- A Note on the Septuagint

  1. Vincent S Artale Jr 14 Mar 2015 at 9:44 am

    Reblogged this on TalmidimTeacher and commented:
    Excellent article!

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