The Brill Septuagint Studies Collection (2 Vols.) combines the premier introductory text on the Septuagint with thirty-eight collected essays of Emanuel Tov, one of the Septuagint's leading scholars. Together, they function to provide an essential starting point for studying the Septuagint along with more in-depth examinations of specific topics students and scholars may come across in their reading.
Between the two of them, Natalio Fernández Marcos and Emanuel Tov have been studying the Septuagint for a combined total of eighty-eight years. Bringing together these two volumes gives students and scholars easy access to their important contributions to Septuagintal research. Fernández Marcos' volume provides an essential survey on issues regarding the historical context of the Septuagint translation, the linguistic milieu in which it was created, its exegesis, textual history, and relationship to the New Testament. Tov's collection of studies build on all of this helpful information with more in-depth examinations of Septuagint lexicography, translation technique, history, textual criticism, literary criticism, and the Septuagint's relation to the Hebrew text.
Fernández Marcos has put scholars and students alike around the world in his debt for such an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the Septuagint.
—Peter J. Gentry, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology
[The Septuagint in Context is] the best available description and evaluation of current research.
—Karen Jobes and Moisés Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint
Few if any living scholars have done more to investigate the place of the Greek versions in the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and to have most of [Emanuel Tov's] studies collected together is a great service to scholarship.
—Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2000
. . . [One] has to honour the breadth and quality of these articles, which demonstrate that their author is very well-versed in all the subjects in the field of Septuagint studies. . . .
—Martin Rösel, Review of Biblical Literature, 2000
Natalio Fernández Marcos, Ph.D. (1970) in Classical Philology, University of Madrid (Complutense), is Research Professor at the Institute of Philology, where he was Director (1988-1992). He has published extensively on the Septuagint and Hellenistic Judaism including Scribes and Translators: Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings (Brill, 1994) and El texto antioqueno de la Biblia griega (CSIC 1989-1996).
Emanuel Tov, Ph.D. (1973) in Biblical Studies, Hebrew University, has been the J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible at that university since 1990. He has published extensively on the textual criticism of the Greek and Hebrew Bible. Since 1990, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the international Qumran Publication Project.