'Translation Is Required'

'Translation Is Required'

The Septuagint in Retrospect and Prospect

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Society of Biblical Literature
This volume, which includes papers delivered at an international conference sponsored by the Septuagint Institute of Trinity Western University, addresses topics such as the nature and function of the Septuagint, its reception history, and the issues involved in translating it into other languages. The collection highlights the distinction between the Septuagint as produced (i.e., the product of the earliest attempt to translate the Hebrew Bible) and the Septuagint as it subsequently came to be received (i.e., as an autonomous text independent of its Semitic parent). It also reflects the kind of discourse currently taking place in the field of Septuagint research, celebrates the appearance of three modern-language translations of the Septuagint, and sets the stage for the next level of investigation: the hermeneutical/interpretative task associated with the production of commentaries.

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In September 2008, the Septuagint Institute of Trinity Western University hosted an international conference on the Old Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures. These proceedings of that gathering comprise 13 papers and four introductory statements by panelists. The topics include the semantics of biblical language redux, some final reflections on the production of the new English translation of Greek Deuteronomy, the role of the Septuagint in the New Testament with Amos 9:11-12 as a test case, and the textual-linguistic character and sociocultural context of the Septuagint. They are not indexed. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, Ă2010
ISBN: 9781589835245
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 248 pages)


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