Essays in Biblical Greek contains seven lengthy essays on Greek, derived from a series of lectures first delivered at Oxford by Edwin Hatch. For more than a century, Hatch’s work has been an invaluable aid for Greek scholarship, textual criticism, Septuagint scholarship, and anyone interested in linguistics and the history of biblical Greek. These essays are designed to point out the rich fields in the study of the Greek language. Hatch begins with a lengthy essay on the Septuagint, and argues for its interpretive and linguistic value. This volume also contains lengthy essays on textual criticism of the Septuagint, Origen’s revision of the Septuagint text of Job, and a lengthy essay on the Greek text of Ecclesiasticus.
Edwin Hatch was born in 1835. He graduated from Pembroke College at Oxford University in 1857, and was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in 1859. He served as professor of classics at Trinity College in Toronto, before returning to Oxford in 1867. Between 1880 and 1884, Hatch was the Grinfield lecturer at Oxford, where he delivered the series of lectures upon which his Essays in Biblical Greek is based. He died in 1889.