Scribes and Translators: Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings ; [The Grinfield Lectures 1991 and 1992 ... at the Univ. of Oxford]

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BRILL, 1994 - Religion - 98 pages
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Scribes and Translators is a critical reflection on the textual pluralism as reflected in the books of Kings.
The first part of the book examines the diverse texts transmitted by the manuscripts. A special attention is paid to the Antiochene text of the Septuagint that is being edited in Madrid. The second part is devoted to the analysis of Old Latin readings, transmitted by a Spanish family of the Vulgate Bibles, with no support in any of the known manuscripts. Finally, the whole evidence is discussed in the frame of the plurality of texts confirmed by the Qumran documents for those books.
Based on Old Latin material recently published it sheds light on the text transmission of Kings and on the translation techniques and the history of the Biblical texts in general.
  

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Contents

General Introduction
1
THE PENTATEUCH TORAH
23
1633
55
Punishment for Pharaohs Stubbornness
66
Apostasy and Renewal of the Covenant Exod 3234
84
Is There a Doctrine of Collective Retribution
110
The Antithesis Blessing Curse and Renewal
160
Rewards and Punishments in Deuteronomy
185
Punishment of the Nations and Deliverance
508
Gods Fatherly Correction and the Conversion
525
THE HOLY WRITINGS HAGIOGRAPHA
555
Mercy and Forgiveness in the Book of Psalms
590
The Limited Validity of Retribution in the Book of Job
635
Rewards and Punishments in Proverbs
647
Qohelets View of Divine Retribution
668
Confession of Guilt the Source of Hope
679

THE FORMER PROPHETS
201
Punishment and Forgiveness in the Second Book of Samuel
264
The Unconditional Davidic Covenant Within
295
The Holy War As Punishment and Protection
310
Confession of Sin in the Hebrew Bible
339
THE LATTER PROPHETS
373
Rejection and Reconciliation in the Book of Hosea
406
The Terminology of Punishment and Forgiveness
428
A New Covenant Based on Forgiveness
451
Punishment and Mercy in the Book of Ezekiel
463
Forgiveness and the Call to Repentance
484
THE CONCEPT OF PUNISHMENT
689
Platos and Plutarchs Theories of Punishment
715
COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT IN THE LIGHT
739
Concepts of Forgiveness
767
General Conclusions
784
Bibliography
817
Index of Sources
861
Index of Authors
919
Index of Subjects
938
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Natalio Fernandez-Marcos, Ph.D. (1970) in Classical Philology, University of Madrid (Complutense), is Professor de investigacion in the Council of Scientific Research (CSIC, Madrid). He has published extensively on the Septuagint and Hellenistic Judaism including "Introduccion a las versiones griegas de la Biblia" (1979).