The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, was the ‘Bible’ of the early Christian Church. This is a comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the translation and development of the Septuagint. Professor Hengel first traces the history of the Septuagint. He explores the controversial discussion between Jews and Christians regarding its reliability, examining particularly the views of the church fathers relating to its authority, its inspiration, and its canon.
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- Title: The Septuagint as Christian Scripture: Its Prehistory and the Problem of Its Canon
- Author: Martin Hengel
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 153
About Martin Hengel
Martin Hengel is Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Ancient Judaism, University of Tübingen, Germany.