More on the Septuagint
Further to my posting yesterday in which I mentioned a few important publications on the Septuagint, here’s another that I overlooked:
Martin Hengel, The Septuagint as Christian Scripture: Its Prehistory and the Problem of its Canon (London: T&T Clark, 2002; paperback 2004).
The late, great Tuebingen NT scholar here offers the sort of in-depth, phenomenally-informed, vigorous but fair investigation that characterized all his publications. This book will be of interest mainly to serious students and scholars, with detailed discussion of ancient references in early Christian sources to the legend of the translation of the Septuagint (originally the Pentateuch), and the process by which the Septuagint came to be treated as the Christian OT Canon .