Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Septuagint lectionaries

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Does anyone know of any good sources of information about lectionary texts of the Septuagint?

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  1. You could start out looking for Psalters. These were originally based on the OG OT and tended to stay in use even after the HB was translated.

    In a similar way, the KJV was slow to dislodge the Church of England Psalter based on an earlier version.

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  2. I once had a look at a volume of the Prophetologium edited by Hoeg and Zuntz. It is a good critical edition of lectionary texts of the LXX. It is published in a rather obscure series: Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae. Lectionaria. Vol. I, and, if my memory serves me right, it took as the base text a 12th or 13th century Sinaitic manuscript (or Sinaitic lectionary tradition).

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  3. Actually, the complete edition of the "septuagint lectionary", or "prophetologium" comprises 8 volumes (ed. Høeg, Zuntz, Engberg, Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Copenhagen 1939-1981) and is based mainly on two manuscripts from the 11th century, one in Venice and the other in Oxford.
    Sysse Gudrun Engberg, Copenhagen

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