Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition - Volume 1
Lanier (Gregory R.) & Ros (William A.)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Amazon Book Description

  1. Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition offers the complete text of the Greek Old Testament as it appears in the Rahlfs-Hanhart revised Septuaginta, laid out in a clear and readable format. All deuterocanonical books are included, as well as all double-texts, which are presented on facing pages for easy textual comparison. In order to facilitate natural and seamless reading of the text, every word occurring 100 times or fewer in the Rahlfs-Hanhart text (excluding proper names) ― as well as every word that occurs more than 100 times in the Rahlfs-Hanhart text but fewer than 30 times in the Greek New Testament ― is accompanied by a footnote that provides a contextual gloss for the word and (for verbs only) full parsing. Additionally, an appendix provides a complete alphabetized list of common vocabulary (namely, all the words that are not accompanied by a footnote), with glosses and (as applicable) comparison of a word’s usage in the Septuagint to its usage in the New Testament.
  2. All of these combined features will make Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition an indispensable resource for biblical scholars and an excellent tool for improving one’s comprehension of the Greek language. In addition to the attractive and high-quality binding, each volume will include two ribbon markers.

Amazon Customer Review
  1. The font is excellent. The paper is first class and thick, like a book, not shear like some Bibles. The authors left more than adequate room in the margin for notes.
  2. The authors' schema for which words to identify is good. They add a short glossary at the end for more frequently used words.
  3. For books like Jeremiah, it would have helped to have a code to the more general text since there are considerable variances in chapter and verse numbering and comparison is difficult.
  4. Both volumes are over 2" thick so they are large books.
  5. The topic titles, "Israel's Unfaithfulness Punished," "God's Response," "False Prophets Condemned," and so forth are in English, which is largely a matter of preference.
  6. What is seriously missing is in the Reader's Section. Nouns are given without definite articles or genitive endings, which is standard in Greek texts and extremely useful to most readers. In order to save space, a single definition, often a single word, is given. There is much white space on the pages so it would not have increased the size of the book to be more helpful here. It is not just about reading Greek but about understanding what is intended and there usually is not a single-word transference between Koine Greek and modern English.

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Hendrickson Publishers; Bilingual edition (30 Dec. 2018). Hardback.



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