An excellent resource for the Study of the Septuagint on Pre-Pub

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 19 2016 6:24 AM

I encourage everyone to have a look at this resource. It is very readable and combines the results of numerous papers and researches. It is much more readable than "The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible" and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Septuagint research.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 19 2016 8:33 AM

This following one is also quite important, because there are often mistaken assumptions about what the "Septuagint" actually is and how we should use "it":

https://www.logos.com/product/3842/the-use-of-the-septuagint-in-new-testament-research

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 19 2016 9:25 AM

Thank you, David; I'd not noticed. And signed up. 

I'm also signed up for https://www.logos.com/product/55836/tt-clark-companion-to-the-septuagint mainly out of curiousity. Plus the LXX commentary, but I might walk on that one. Will see.


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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 19 2016 9:53 AM

Thanks Denise! I missed this one somehow and got it now.

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 1:29 AM

Denise:
I'm also signed up for https://www.logos.com/product/55836/tt-clark-companion-to-the-septuagint mainly out of curiousity. Plus the LXX commentary, but I might walk on that one. Will see.

I was able to find chapters of that on Academia.edu.The orientation is different. You turn to the T&T companion when you work on a certain book (say Exodus) and you want a quick survey of the research relating to the Septuagint of that book. Each chapter is a survey of a single biblical book. I don't think it is intended to be read cover to cover, unlike Jellicoe's SMS.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 1:33 AM

David Knoll:
Each chapter is a survey of a single biblical book.

Only in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha. There are no chapters dedicated to discussing the use of the LXX in NT books.

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 1:45 AM

Francis:

David Knoll:
Each chapter is a survey of a single biblical book.

Only in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha. There are no chapters dedicated to discussing the use of the LXX in NT books.

Yes it is a Companion to the Septuagint.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 2:30 AM

David Knoll:
Yes it is a Companion to the Septuagint.

Good point. 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 20 2016 7:09 AM

Thank you, David (again!). I kind of guessed that, though how much depth ... I'll have to wait and see. I don't need more light intro's. Maybe the summary of opinions.

The volume you recommended, I wish were already in the development stage ... ah, prepubs.  I'll wait awhile, and then probably go Amazon.  That's what I had to do with the OT and NT. Logos avoids text criticism books, unless historical.


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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:11 AM

OK I am bumping this. It is still gathering interest and I simply cannot believe that a resource of this quality with such a low price is still gathering interest. Just so you know, as a perk you get two tables in the end. The first gives you sigla of all mss. used in the larger Cambridge edition (they use the same siglum for different mss. in different volumes). The second presents a variety of mss. collated in the Göttingen edition with their corresponding sigla in the Cambridge edition and a short description. If you are into the septuagint this is the book for you!

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:38 AM

David, I'm seeing this as already "Under Development".

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:40 AM

Woos, David! I was looking at the Companion to the Septuagint. My apologies.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:42 AM

This is coming soon, I would like to hear opinions about it:

https://www.logos.com/product/55497/invitation-to-the-septuagint-2nd-ed 

I'll probably pre-order Jellicoe's book anyway

Gold package, and original language material and ancient text material, SIL and UBS books, discourse Hebrew OT and Greek NT. PC with Windows 8.1

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:43 AM

Steve Maling:

Woos, David! I was looking at the Companion to the Septuagint. My apologies.

That's ok

Just so you know, Jellicoe will teach you much more and it is much cheaper!

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:45 AM

Veli Voipio:

This is coming soon, I would like to hear opinions about it:

https://www.logos.com/product/55497/invitation-to-the-septuagint-2nd-ed 

I'll probably pre-order Jellicoe's book anyway

It's the best primer for those who have no previous knowledge (If you do Textual Criticism you better read Tov's TCU in addition). It will teach you how to use the editions etc. It is more practical and you can use it as a manual. A very good book and up to date. 

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 10:33 AM

David Knoll:

Veli Voipio:

This is coming soon, I would like to hear opinions about it:

https://www.logos.com/product/55497/invitation-to-the-septuagint-2nd-ed 

I'll probably pre-order Jellicoe's book anyway

It's the best primer for those who have no previous knowledge (If you do Textual Criticism you better read Tov's TCU in addition). It will teach you how to use the editions etc. It is more practical and you can use it as a manual. A very good book and up to date. 

TCU?

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 1 2016 11:42 AM

David Knoll:

Thanks Yes

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