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More on the Septuagint

May 2, 2012

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 .

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  1. djrdiv permalink

    Those interested will want to know that this volume brings into English Hengel’s (and Hanhart’s) contributions in a much, much larger volume: Martin Hengel & Anna Maria Schwemer (eds), Die Septuaginta zwischen Judentum und Christentum. WUNT, 72; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1994. Eight (very) substantial contributions in all; Google Books preview here:

  2. Scott Caulley permalink

    If you can excuse the shameless self-promotion, some of your readers may be interested in our bilingual conference volume:

    Thomas Scott Caulley and Hermann Lichtenberger, eds. Die Septuaginta und das frühe Christentum. Papers from the Tübingen Conference on the Septuagint and Christian Origins, 1-3 April, 2009. WUNT 277. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr/Paul Siebeck, 2011.

  3. Dave Lincicum permalink

    Thanks for these hugely useful posts. Two other important works on the LXX are in the works: Jim Aitken, ed, The T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint (forthcoming in 2012), and Alison Salvesen and T.M. Law, eds., The Oxford Handbook to the Septuagint (under contract, but may be a few years).

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