Discovering the Septuagint : A Guided Reader Hardback
by Karen Jobes
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: 29/02/2016
- ISBN: 9780825443428