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A New English Translation of the Septuagint : And the Other Greek Translations Traditionally Included Under That Title
by Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright


Overview - The Septuagint (the ancient Greek translation of Jewish sacred writings) is of great importance in the history of both Judaism and Christianity. The first translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible (plus additions) into the common language of the ancient Mediterranean world made the Jewish scriptures accessible to many outside Judaism.  Read more...

 
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More About A New English Translation of the Septuagint by Albert Pietersma; Benjamin G. Wright
 
 
 
Overview
The Septuagint (the ancient Greek translation of Jewish sacred writings) is of great importance in the history of both Judaism and Christianity. The first translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible (plus additions) into the common language of the ancient Mediterranean world made the Jewish scriptures accessible to many outside Judaism. Not
only did the Septuagint become Holy Writ to Greek speaking Jews but it was also the Bible of the early Christian communities: the scripture they cited and the textual foundation of the early Christian movement.
Translated from Hebrew (and Aramaic) originals in the two centuries before Jesus, the Septuagint provides important information about the history of the text of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have looked to the Septuagint for information about the nature of the text and of how passages and specific words were understood.
For students of the Bible, the New Testament in particular, the study of the Septuagint's influence is a vital part of the history of interpretation. But until now, the Septuagint has not been available to English readers in a modern and accurate translation. The New English Translation of the Septuagint fills this gap.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195289756
  • ISBN-10: 0195289757
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish Date: November 2007
  • Page Count: 1027
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 6.5 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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