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Discovering the Septuagint : A Guided Reader, Hardback Book

Discovering the Septuagint : A Guided Reader Hardback


Interest in the Septuagint today continues to grow stronger.

Despite that interest, students have lacked a guidebook to the text similar to the readers and handbooks that exist for the Greek New Testament.

Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader fills that need.

Created by an expert on the Septuagint, this groundbreaking resource draws on Jobes's experience as an educator in order to help upper-level college, seminary, and graduate students cultivate skill in reading the Greek Old Testament. This reader presents, in Septuagint canonical order, ten Greek texts from the Rahlfs-Hanhart Septuaginta critical edition.

It explains the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary of more than 700 verses from select Old Testament texts representing a variety of genres, including the Psalms, the Prophets, and more. The texts selected for this volume were chosen to fit into a typical semester.

Each text (1) is an example of distinctive Septuagint syntax or word usage; (2) exemplifies the amplification of certain theological themes or motifs by the Septuagint translators within their Jewish Hellenistic culture; and/or (3) is used significantly by New Testament writers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9780825443428



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