Invitation to the Septuagint

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An accessible primer to the Septuagint that will acquaint readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament.

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A comprehensive, accessible primer to the Septuagint Jobes and Silva have produced the first genuine introduction to the Septuagint. The timing of its appearance is fortuitous, since at least half a dozen translations of the Greek into modern languages are currently in progress-a clear testimony to wide-spread interest. The book is well organized; its scholarship is very informed and even handed. There is no doubt that the authors have discovered a need in biblical studies and have filled it superbly. -Albert Pietersma, University of Toronto 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 This book makes a very complex subject understandable and is very fitting for students of the Bible, theologians, philologists, and historians. -Natalio Fernández Marcos, CSIC, University of Madrid This book provides up-to-date information concerning the making, transmission, and significance of the Greek Septuagint, the first translation of the Hebrew Bible. Students and pastors alike will profit from the research of Jobes and Silva, presented in clear and understandable form. -Bruce M. Metzger, Princeton Theological Seminary Invitation to the Septuagint answers the crying need for an up-to-date, well-informed introduction to the Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible. The authors have pitched the work just right for students tenderfooting their way into biblical scholarship. I dare say, though, that many a seasoned scholar who often uses the Septuagint will learn much to improve that use and prevent misuse. Here is a volume not to be missed-good for use as a textbook and good for continuing use as a reference. -Robert H. Gundry, Westmont College

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As the Bible of Hellenistic Judaism and of the early church, the Septuagint has long been important to biblical scholarship as an aid for interpreting both the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Until now, however, no user-friendly introduction to the Septuagint has been available. Previous volumes presupposed a great deal of prior knowledge about the scholarly discussions that had been going on for decades. Writing for beginning students and seasoned scholars alike, Karen Jobes and Moisés Silva give the necessary background and provide a primer that is both accessible and comprehensive. As it moves from basic introductory matters to more advanced issues, Invitation to the Septuagint €

clarifies the Septuagint's importance for the field of biblical studies €

reviews the history of early Greek versions of the Bible €

introduces the current printed editions of the Septuagint €

provides explanatory notes on selected Septuagint passages €

surveys the present state of Septuagint research This practical resource will undoubtedly become the standard introduction for those seeking a clear and accessible guide to the study of the Septuagint.

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