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A Thorough, Accessible Introduction to the Greek Translation of the Old Testament
Most people think that the Septuagint—the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament—is only for scholars. But understanding even the basics about the Septuagint is helpful for academics and laypeople alike.
In this book, scholars Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross examine what the Septuagint is and why Christians should care about it. By distilling the complexity surrounding the origin (who and where), translation philosophy, and transmission (history), the authors address not only how the church throughout history has viewed this text, but also its continued value for the study of the Old Testament and New Testament. Here is a book that serves as a springboard for anyone interested in knowing more about the Septuagint and its relationship to the Bible.
Table of Contents
Part 1: What Is the Septuagint? Chapter 1: What (If Anything) Is the So-Called Septuagint? Chapter 2: Who and Where Did the Greek Old Testament Come From? Chapter 3: How Was the Greek Old Testament Translated? Chapter 4: How Did the Greek Old Testament Develop? Part 2: Why Does It Matter? Chapter 5: Why Does It Matter for Studying the OT? Chapter 6: Why Does It Matter for Studying the NT? Chapter 7: What Kind of Authority Does the Septuagint Have?