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.
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“It is called the ‘Septuagint’ (usually abbreviated ‘LXX.’) because of a tradition that it was made by seventy, or more precisely seventy-two Jewish elders, at Alexandria, in the reign (284–247 b.c.) of Ptolemy Philadelphus, King of Egypt.” (Page 3)
“The name ‘Chronicles’ is a rendering of the Hebrew ‘Words (or ‘events’) of the Days’. This is changed to Paraleipomena,’ Things left out’.” (Page 4)
“translations into other languages were, as a rule, made from it, and not from the Hebrew, until the Vulgate appeared.” (Page vii)
“housed in the principal libraries of Rome, Petrograd, London, and Paris” (Page 1)
“Pamphilus (martyred in 310) and Eusebius (Bp. of Caesarea, died 338)” (Pages 45–46)
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