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The Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint

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Henry Barclay Swete’s Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint is an authoritative edition of the Greek text of the Old Testament. Work first began in 1875 at the initiative of F. H. A. Scrivener, and continued under the editorship and direction of Swete. The first volume appeared in print in 1887, and subsequent volumes were published during the following two decades. Swete’s Septuagint uses the Codex Vaticanus as its base texts, and also uses other important manuscripts, including the Alexandrine MS, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Cottonianus, Codex Ambrosianus, and other texts. For years after its initial publication, Swete’s Septuagint remained the standard edition in print, and has been widely used by students and scholars of the Septuagint.

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  • Title: The Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint
  • Author: Henry Barclay Swete
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Volumes: 4

About Henry Barclay Swete

Henry Barclay Swete (1835-1917) was an Anglican scholar. Theological professor in London (1882–90) and Cambridge (1890–1915), he published works on the Old Testament and New Testament, and on Christian doctrine. Though he espoused modern critical methods in biblical studies, he respected those who reached different conclusions from his own. He himself was oddly conservative on occasion—on some of the Johannine discourses, for example, and on miracles. He edited various Greek texts, including the LXX, stimulated his students to undertake serious research, and founded the prestigious Journal of Theological Studies (1899). His work in The Holy Spirit in the Ancient Church (1912) was long used as a standard textbook. He was the chief architect of the work known popularly as Cambridge Theological Questions (1905), a symposium written by leading scholars of the day. In it Swete commented on what he saw as the most important work of the twentieth century church—to assimilate new truth without sacrificing the primitive message, and “to state in terms adapted to the need of a new century the truths which the ancient church expressed in those which were appropriate for its own times.” A sequel, Cambridge Biblical Questions, followed in 1909. In it Swete rejected the suggestion that the spread of knowledge would shake the credit of the Bible in the public estimation.


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  1. Aaron Raju

    Aaron Raju


    This resource is extremely useful IF you have the Greek-Hebrew reverse interlinear. If you have the interlinear, then the magic really begins. You can use this resource in conjunction with an English Bible that also has a reverse interlinear which allows you to do corresponding selection and search results. Also, the Greek words each have a lemma, root, and morphology provided. This allows you to search for a particular Greek lemma across the entire Bible and even the Apostolic fathers, provided you have those Greek resources available. For example, I can search the lemma "agape" across the entire Greek Bible (the OT in Swete and the NT in my Greek SBL) and even across my copy of Rick Brannan's Apostolic Fathers. We truly live in an incredibly blessed age where such technology is available at our fingertips.
  2. Misael Ramírez
    Cual es la diferencia a la Septuaginta: Morphologically Tagged Edition?
  3. Terence Jones

    Terence Jones


    Good product, a lot of hard work. But why was the Strong's Hebrew numbers (instead of the Strong's Greek numbers) applied to the Septuagint's Greek words in the "inline interlinear" tool? This was both confusing and frustrating. Greek words should have their respective Strong's Greek numbers, that is one of the main purposes in having a Greek Septuagint. If I wanted the Strong's Hebrew numbers I would've used the NASB's "interlinear" tool option.
  4. Pastor Reginald D. Cole
    its great.
  5. Freddie Jr. Kinsler


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