Septuagint Research: Issues and Challenges in the Study of the Greek Jewish Scriptures

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Wolfgang Kraus, R. Glenn Wooden
Society of Biblical Lit, 2006 - Religion - 414 pages
"The past few decades have witnessed a renewed scholarly interest in the Septuagint, especially with regard to its importance for the fields of theology, Jewish studies, classics, philosophy, history of religions, linguistics, and history of literature. To provide students and scholars alike with ready access to the most recent developments, this collection of essays presents a comprehensive and representative picture of septuagintal research today. Specifically, this volume surveys methodological issues, provides thematic and book-centered studies focused on the Old Greek-Septuagint translations, explores the use of these translations in the New Testament, and issues a call for the exploration of the theologies of the Septuagint as a bridge between the theologies of the Hebrew Bible and those of the New Testament. It brings together a variety of perspectives, from emerging voices to seasoned scholars, both English-speaking scholars working on the New English Translation of the Septuagint project and German-speaking scholars working on the Septuaginta Deutsch project" --
 

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Contents

Issuees and Challenges in the Study of the Greek Jewish Scriptures
1
In a Mirror DimlyReading the Septuagint as a Document of Its Times
15
Possibilities and Limits The Psalter as a Case in Point
33
The Septuagint in Aristeas and Philo
47
Problems and Perspectives
63
The Hermeneutics of Translation in the Septuagint of Genesis
85
Reconstructing the OG of Joshua
105
A Test Case
119
Who and What Caused the Change of the Hebrew Reference Text of the Septuagint?
225
Towards a Theology of the Septuagint
239
The Letters of Paul as Witnesses to and for the Septuagint Text
253
Flourishing BonesThe Minor Prophets in the New Testament
273
Abandonment and Suffering
293
The Septuagint Textual Tradition in 1 Peter
311
The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Septuagint
335
Observations on the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Septuagint Psalms in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
355

Isomorphism and Exegesis in OG Job 18b
145
The Jewish and the Christian Greek Versions of Amos
157
LXXOG Zechariah 16 and the Portrayal of Joshua Centuries after the Restoration of the Temple
179
Messianism in the Septuagint
193
Idol Worship in Bel and the Dragon and Other Jewish Literature from the Second Temple Period
207
The Banishment of the Demon in Tobit
371
Contributors
379
Index of References
381
Index of Modern Authors
409
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