The present work is aimed at a large group of scholars in many disciplines: students and specialists in the Old Testament and more specifically in the Septuagint, the New Testament, Intertestamental Literature, Patristics, Jewish Hellenism, and Greek linguistics. Its limited scope and its practical features make it more directly useful for students in these fields. On the other hand, its treatment of special cases as well as its bibliography should be of interest for more advanced scholars. The ideal user of the lexicon should have some knowledge of both Greek and Hebrew in order to understand the compact presentations of the cases in which the Greek differs or seems to differ from the Hebrew of the Masoretic text.
“Although it may be based on it, LXX Greek cannot simply be characterized as Koine Greek. It is first of all translation Greek.28 This is most obvious at the level of syntax and style. The order of the words in the translation most often closely sticks to that of the Hebrew original. In fact, in many passages, the Hebrew and the Greek can be put in parallel columns, word by word.29 The result is that the syntax of the LXX is Hebrew rather than Greek.” (source)
“reath, (life) spirit, soul (that which gives life to the body” (source)
Dr. Joel Madasu