A Thorough, Accessible Introduction to the Greek Translation of the Old Testament
Scholars and laypeople alike have stumbled over Bible footnotes about the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. Many wonder, What is it? Why do some verses differ from the Hebrew text? Is it important to Scripture?
In this introduction to the Septuagint, Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross clarify its origin, transmission, and language. By studying its significance for both the Old and New Testaments, believers can understand the Septuagint’s place in Judeo-Christian history as well as in the church today.
Part 1: What Is the Septuagint?
Chapter 1: What (If Anything) Is the So-Called Septuagint?
Chapter 2: Who and Where Did the Greek Old Testament Come From?
Chapter 3: How Was the Greek Old Testament Translated?
Chapter 4: How Did the Greek Old Testament Develop?
Part 2: Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 5: Why Does the Septuagint Matter for Studying the Old Testament?
Chapter 6: Why Does the Septuagint Matter for Studying the New Testament?
Chapter 7: What Kind of Authority Does the Septuagint Have?
Appendix: The Septuagint: Ten Key Questions