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Jan Joosten on the Septuagint

Jan has uploaded a paper titled Septuagint and Samareitikon. It’s 16 pages of intelligent discourse which commences: It is generally held that the Septuagint translators were Jews. Indeed, how could it be otherwise? Who else, in the early Hellenistic period, … Continue reading

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Hosea: A Commentary based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus

I very much appreciate Brill sending along this volume for review: Rather than studying the LXX of Hosea mainly as a text-critical resource for the Hebrew or as a help for interpreting the Hebrew, this commentary, as part of the … Continue reading

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Reminder: The Göttingen Septuagint at Logos

The folk at Logos are offering, today only, to sell the Göttingen Septuagint for $369.95 (normally $699.95). This will be, again, only for today. So take advantage whilst thou canst.  Use the code LXXDay2013 when you checkout.  And share with other folk who … Continue reading

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In Honor of “International Septuagint Day”: The Folk At Logos Are Offering the Göttingen Septuagint at a Greatly Reduced Price

That’s right- the folk at Logos are offering, tomorrow only, to sell the Göttingen Septuagint for $369.95 (normally $699.95). This will be, again, only for tomorrow. So take advantage whilst thou canst.  [NB- Purchase code will be provided tomorrow- i.e., … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know This About T. Michael Law…

But he’s rich as Midas and his home library is awesome!  Here’s just a part, a small part, of it: Only someone as wealthy as Midas could afford the entire Göttingen Septuagint.  Plus all those other pricey Brill volumes.  So, … Continue reading

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New From Jan Joosten- “Collected Studies on the Septuagint: From Language to Interpretation and Beyond”

In this volume Jan Joosten brings together seventeen articles, published in journals and collective volumes between 1996 and 2008, with one unpublished essay. In these essays he deals mainly with questions of language and interpretation in the earliest Greek translation … Continue reading

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So, Something Else to Love About Logos 5

While working with the LXX I discovered something of an anomaly, which I mentioned here.  Rick Brannan read the post and commented- Ken’s got it right. “LXXALT” represents the alternate versions of texts in Rahlfs; Isaiah has no separate alternate … Continue reading

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A Bit of An Anomaly: Logos 5 and Word Lists

Does anyone care to explain to me why, when I attempt to generate a vocabulary list using Logos 5 for the LXX of Isaiah when I do this I get this: And if I select another version of the LXX, … Continue reading

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More on the ‘Read Isaiah in a Year in The LXX’ Group

A facebook group has been organized.  Check it out.  Sign up.  And don’t let the fact that the wicked Joel Watts is in it deter you. Isaiah is looking at you.  He won’t be very pleased if you don’t do … Continue reading

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Read Isaiah in the LXX in a Year: Easy, Right?

Most Bible reading plans let readers make their way through the whole thing in a year.  This plan urges folk to take a slower route through the book of Isaiah alone- in Greek- in a year.  I think I’ll join … Continue reading

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Another Request for Logos Help

I hope this is something that has a simple solution.  Let’s say that I’m reading Exodus and I want the Hebrew text to be synchronized as I scroll through it with the Latin text and the LXX.  Is that possible? … Continue reading

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The Septuagint Online

A new project aims to make the text of the LXX available online.  It’s just gotten off the ground, it seems.  Still, it might be something worth watching.  It might turn into quite a useful resource.

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The Characterization of Speech in the Septuagint Pentateuch

By my pal Jim Aitken. Among other things he concludes Caution with regard to interpreting the Septuagint is advisable, and has rightly been emphasized in recent years. It is rare to be able to identify for certain innovations that the … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

On 17 August, 1525 (a very, very busy year for Zwingli) he published his Subsidium sive coronis de eucharistia which he dedicated thusly: Clarissimis viris Bartolemaeo a Madiis, Bernensium a soenatu, Volfgango et Claudio filiis, Jacobo et Benedicto nepotibus ac … Continue reading

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I Almost Missed it: It’s International Septuagint Day!

The LXX is awesome.  A few years back the Logos folk posted an entry on I.S.D. and you’ll be happy to read it. Which you should go do.  Here.  As well as here- Why Use the Septuagint? by Mike Heiser Why … Continue reading

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There Will be No One Volume Edition of the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament

I received this email today (which I share with its author’s permission) : Dear Dr. West, Apologies for this belated reply. It took a few days until your request was finally forwarded to me. We have considered several times a … Continue reading

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The Best of the Psalms

Or perhaps, my favorite of the Psalms: Ps 130:1 I cry out to you from the depths, LORD — 2 my Lord, listen to my voice! Let your ears pay close attention to my request for mercy! 3 If you … Continue reading

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A Book the German Bible Society (Or Hendrickson) Needs to Publish

We’re all (aren’t we?) familiar with the fantastic Biblia Sacra Utriusque Testamenti Editio Hebraica et Graeca.  So my question is, why hasn’t the DBG (or Hendrickson) done the same thing for the LXX and the NT so that we could … Continue reading

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New From the German Bible Society: Septuaginta Deutsch – Erläuterungen und Kommentare

Leichter studieren, mehr verstehen: Wer sich eingehend mit der deutschen Übersetzung der Septuaginta beschäftligen will, für den sind die neuen “Erläuterungen und Kommentare” ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel. Auf über 3000 Seiten geben die Übersetzer und Bearbeiter hier detaillierte philologische und inhaltliche … Continue reading

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Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Critical Editions of the Bible- Online

From your friends at the German Bible Society. The following editions are currently available: Hebrew Old Testament following the text of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia Greek New Testament following the text of the Novum Testamentum Graece (ed. Nestle-Aland), 27. Edition … Continue reading

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