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Research into the Septuagint has a long tradition at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. The Septuagint represents an interface between the Jewish and the Christian world of life and faith, and is therefore of great importance for the history of religion and culture. The first volume of the Septuagint company, founded in 1908, was published in 1931 under the title “Psalmi cum Odis” and was edited by Alfred Rahlfs. However, the text-critical edition has not yet been completed: the edition plan is based on 35 volumes, 25 of which have been published to date.
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This is the very first critical edition of the volume Paralipomenon II and represents an important step in the further publication of the oldest available Septuagint text. For this critical edition of the oldest available Septuagint text, the editor has used Greek papyri from before Christianity (3rd/2nd century BC) used. He also included Septuagint quotations from Church authors in Greek and Latin, as well as the printed editions of the Septuagint from the 16th to the 20th centuries. This critical edition of “Paralipomenon II” represents the continuation of the publication of the critical edition of the oldest available Septuagint text.
Dr. Robert Hanhart is Emeritus Professor of Old Testament in Göttingen.
The aim of the Septuagint company founded in 1908 by the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen is to publish the major critical edition of the oldest accessible Septuagint text. The claim and task of such an edition is the most complete recording and transmission-historical evaluation of the handwritten tradition, starting with the Greek pre-Christian papyri (3rd/2nd century BC) up to the minuscule manuscripts of the 16th century AD , then the Latin, Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Armenian subsidiary translations, further the Septuagint quotations from the Greek and Latin church writers including the so-called Catenen tradition and finally all printed editions of the Septuagint from the 16th to the 20th century. With Peter Gentry’s work, a complete critical edition of the book “Ecclesiastes” appears for the first time. The present volume XI forms the 2nd volume of the entire series “Septuaginta” and thus continues the Göttingen Editio critica maior.
Dr. Peter J. Gentry is Senior Professor Emeritus at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, USA.
The “Psalms of Solomon” (Latin: “Psalmi Salomonis”) are an important document of Palestinian Judaism at the turn of the century, both theologically and in terms of the history of theology. They testify to a Davidic messianism that is of far-reaching importance with regard to the development of the Davidic conception of the Messiah as developed in the New Testament and linked to Jesus.
The present edition of the “Psalms of Solomon” creates a solid textual basis, taking into account all relevant textual witnesses. It is based on a fundamental study of the Greek and Syriac traditions. A detailed introduction opens up the traditional and linguistic characteristics of the text (§ A) and culminates in a presentation of the text's history (§ B)..
Dr. Felix Albrecht has been researching the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences since 2008. Since the beginning of 2020 he has headed the academy project “Editio critica maior of the Greek Psalter”. He is also a board member and secretary of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies. The focus of his interest is the Greek Bible in the context of Hellenistic Judaism with its history of reception and transmission. In addition, he has a preference for the Christian Orient and deals intensively with manuscript research, artificial intelligence and digital humanities.