Out of all the books in the Old Testament, the New Testament writers cited Psalms and Isaiah most often. Of notable importance in Isaiah are verses 7:14, 40:3-5, and 52:13-53:12—important in that the New Testament authors believed these verses were prophetic of the coming Messiah. In the first volume of The Book of Isaiah according to the Septuagint, Richard R. Ottley provides the English translations of Isaiah from the Greek and Hebrew side-by-side for easy comparison:
In the second volume of The Book of Isaiah according to the Septuagint, Ottley provides the entire Greek text of the Book of Isaiah from the Codex Alexandrinus, one of the earliest and most complete manuscripts of the Greek Bible. Following the Greek text are over 300 pages of notes on the text of Isaiah.
The third volume in the Works of Richard R. Ottley (3 vols.) is the Handbook to the Septuagint, Ottley's thorough history of the Septuagint. Chapters cover the different versions and their manuscripts, survey the contents and organization of the books, discuss their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, and demonstrate the importance of the LXX in later writings.
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Volume one of The Book of Isaiah according to the Septuagint (Codex Alexandrinus) contains a concise introduction to the history of the Septuagint before providing parallel English translations of Isaiah from the Hebrew and the Greek texts. The side-by-side translations make for easy comparison, and Ottley provides helpful notes on each page. Contents include:
It will be of the greatest value to all students who wish to read the evangelical prophet in the form in which he was read in the synagogues of the dispersion and quoted by our Lord's Apostles.
—The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, and Art
A scholarly volume, which we strongly recommend to serious students.
—The Education Outlook
Volume two of The Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint includes the entire Greek text of Isaiah from the Codex Alexandrinus, and then a full commentary with notes and textual variants. Includes a Greek index and a general index. Contents include:
Future commentators on Isaiah, as well as present preachers, will be wise to consult both volumes frequently.
—The Expository Times
Richard R. Ottley provides a thorough history of the Septuagint. Chapters cover the different versions and their manuscripts, survey the contents and organization of the books, discuss their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, and demonstrate the importance of the LXX in later writings. Ottley also explores the language and style of the Septuagint, and more. Contents include:
All who recognize the competency of the author of Isaiah according to the Septuagint will welcome this important popular introduction to the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. We are indebted then to Mr. Ottley for the abundant practical helps he supplies and are confident that the more one learns about the Septuagint by using the means he provides the more one will delight to explore the text itself.
—Anglican Theological Review
A valuable introduction to the study of the Greek Bible.
—The Journal of Religion
Richard Rusden Ottley (1864–1946) received his M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge and was Assistant Master at Dover College from 1893–1900. He was the editor of H. B. Swete's Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek.