This multi-volume series fills a significant gap in biblical studies by providing a literary commentary on the Greek text of the Septuagint. The Septuagint is widely recognized as one of the most important interpretations of the Old Testament and one of the most important sources for New Testament study. Whereas there has been much attention and many commentary series devoted to the two testaments, the Septuagint has been virtually neglected as a set of primary texts used by Jewish and Christian religious communities in the Greco-Roman world.
Each volume follows a format well known in Greek-text commentaries, including an introduction to the textual history of the biblical book and consideration of other historical, theological, and related topics. The commentary proper contains the Greek text based upon a single Greek manuscript, a translation of the text, and a section-by-section commentary. This series discusses individual books of the Septuagint in their own right, without extended reference to the Hebrew text.
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Looking for more resources on the Septuagint? Check out the Septuagint Bundle, XL (93 vols.).
The volumes of this new series should be in all research libraries.
—International Review of Biblical Studies, Volume 52
Stanley E. Porter is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies, and is actively involved in OpenText.org and the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek. Porter currently serves as president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the author or editor of numerous studies in the New Testament and Greek language, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, 2nd ed., Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.
Richard Hess is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary. He is the editor of the Denver Journal, Denver Seminary’s online theological review, and The Bulletin for Biblical Research. He is also the founder and editor of the Bulletin’s Supplement Series and is a member of a dozen scholarly societies and has worked on several Bible translations. In addition to several hundred book reviews and dictionary articles, Dr. Hess has published more than 100 scholarly articles in journals such as Biblica, Biblical Archaeologist, The Bulletin for Biblical Research, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Themelios.
John Jarick assisted as a co–editor for the Septuagint Commentary set.