Monday, June 08, 2015

Tov, Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research

A completely revised and expanded third edition of Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research will be published by Eisenbrauns this summer.

Publisher’s description
This handbook provides a practical guide for the student and scholar alike who wishes to use the Septuagint (LXX) in the text-critical analysis of the Hebrew Bible. It does not serve as another theoretical introduction to the LXX, but it provides all the practical background information needed for the integration of the LXX in biblical studies. The LXX, together with the Masoretic Text and several Qumran scrolls, remains the most significant source of information for the study of ancient Scripture, but it is written in Greek, and many technical details need to be taken into consideration when using this tool. Therefore, a practical handbook such as this is needed for the integration of the Greek translation in the study of the Hebrew Bible.
The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research is based on much background information, intuition and experience, clear thinking, and a solid description of the procedures followed. The author presents his handbook after half a century of study of the Septuagint, four decades of specialized teaching experience, and involvement in several research projects focusing on the relation between the Hebrew and Greek Bibles.
The first two editions of this handbook, published by Simor of Jerusalem (Jerusalem Biblical Studies 3 [1981] and 8 [1997]), received much praise but have been out of print for a considerable period. This third edition presents a completely revised version of the previous editions based on the many developments that have taken place in the analysis of the Septuagint, the Hebrew Bible, and the Qumran Scrolls. Much new information has also been added.
Eisenbrauns has been involved in the marketing of the previous two editions and is proud to offer now its own completely new edition. A must for students of the Hebrew Bible, textual criticism, the Septuagint and the other ancient translations, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Jewish Hellenism.
Product Details
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publication info: Forthcoming, summer 2015
Bibliographic info: ca. xxvi + 260 pp.
Language(s): English
Cover: Paper
ISBN: 1-57506-328-X
ISBN13: 978-1-57506-328-7
Price: $42.75

Link to order page (Eisenbrauns)

Jim Spinti tells me that there is currently a special offer:

Purchase the Tov book and Barthélemy’s Studies in the Text of the Old Testament together and Eisenbrauns will give you the Barthélemy book for 30% off. Just enter TOVETC in the “Purchase Order” field of your order when you check out.

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