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The Septuagint: What It Is and Why It Matters PB

The Septuagint: What It Is and Why It Matters PB

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Publisher Crossway
ISBN 9781433570520

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.


Table of Contents


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



Greg Lanier

Greg Lanier (PhD, University of Cambridge) is associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He also serves as associate pastor of River Oaks Church (PCA). He has published multiple books and scholarly articles on early Christology, the Gospels, the Septuagint, and other topics. Greg and his wife, Kate, live in Florida with their three daughters.

William A. Ross

William A. Ross (PhD, University of Cambridge) is assistant professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. His research and publications focus on the Septuagint, Judaism, and linguistics. He coedited the T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research and is a contributor to the ongoing Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint project. Will and his wife, Kelli, have four children.

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