[Reading] ➷ Invitation to the Septuagint By Karen H Jobes – Tactical-player.co.uk

Invitation to the Septuagint Make no mistake this is a college seminary textbook It is extremely well written and documented, just not for the casual reader Part of the problem is is that there is no such thing as THE Septuagint The Septuagint is actually a collection of works translated at different times by different people using different sources, and the sources are no longer available I think a better title would be Invitation to Septuagint minus the article This is a very good book for scholars, not so much for the rest of us. This Comprehensive Yet User Friendly Primer To The Septuagint LXX Acquaints Readers With The Greek Versions Of The Old Testament It Is Accessible To Students, Assuming No Prior Knowledge About The Septuagint, Yet Is Also Informative For Seasoned Scholars The Authors, Both Prominent Septuagint Scholars, Explore The History Of The LXX, The Various Versions Of It Available, And Its Importance For Biblical Studies This New Edition Has Been Substantially Revised, Expanded, And Updated To Reflect Major Advances In Septuagint Studies Appendixes Offer Helpful Reference Resources For Further Study Just chock full of specialiat information that is evenhanded and yet doesn t try to take on too much, often deferring to the mind boggling bibliographical recommendations to add in depth coverage should you desire that You re guaranteed to come away from this book with far knowledge about the Septuagint than you bargained for A caveat is that only the first part of the book is a cozy laid back read after that the book assumes knowledge of Koine and Hebrew Just so you know But don t let that stop you Especially of you re starting out learning those languages as I am it will come in handy later on, too. Lot s of great info here I didn t realize how complex the Septuagint was. Excellent The Septuagint is arguably the most significant interpretive window into both the Old Testament and the New It possesses a rich history in arena biblical studies and interest in its usefulness is only growing However, for students that lack prior exposure to the Septuagint, the complexity of the current scholarly trends therein can be somewhat overwhelming Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen H Jobes and Moises Silva has bridged this gap with a comprehensive introduction that is both informative and user friendly.Invitation to the Septuagint appropriately begins with a brief introduction that details the use of the Septuagint in the academic context of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Scriptures Readers will exit this introduction with an established understanding and framework for the pages that follow The book is divided into three major sections 1 The History of the Septuagint, 2 The Septuagint in Biblical Studies, and 3 The Current State of Septuagint Studies The most helpful sections for most readers will be the former two sections Lastly, there are a number of useful appendixes, such as a glossary, and a list of differences in versification between English versions and the Septuagint.The second edition of Invitation to the Septuagint has been revised, updated, and significantly expanded to meet the changing needs of the reader since the first edition The entirety of this volume demands the attention of serious students, but there are also a few noteworthy chapters to highlight here The two chapters that I found most beneficial, especially after working through the history and language of the Septuagint, were the chapters on the Septuagint for the textual criticism of the Old Testament and the Septuagint and the New Testament These two chapters displayed the immediate benefit of the Septuagint within biblical studies The appendixes are likewise worth mention, as they do well in providing both reference and direction for further study.Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen H Jobes and Moises Silva has provided both students and scholars with a much needed second edition of their well received introduction to the Septuagint Septuagint studies are notoriously complex, but Jobes and Silva have helpfully distilled the need to know information and packaged it in a comprehensive, informative, and user friendly volume If you are looking for a reliable and accessible source that will provide a helpful reference point without disregarding the necessary nuts and bolts of the Septuagint, Invitation to the Septuagint is by far the best available option It is a book should be read by anyone interested in biblical studies and consulted often It comes highly recommended.I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Very good book a must for all ministers and bible students Such a useful resource

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