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LXX Translation Difficulties in Genesis 5:2

This morning I was reading through Genesis 4–5 in the LXX and noticed something small that I thought I might point out. Here is the quotation with the relevant portions bolded: Αὕτη ἡ βίβλος γενέσεως ἀνθρώπων· ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ ἐποίησεν ὁ … Continue reading

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Augustine on the Validity of Many Texts (LXX and MT)

Here is an excerpt I found from Augustine’s City of God that pertains to the church’s use of the Greek Old Testament and the Hebrew Old Testament. For many modern Christians, the discussion between these texts is an either or proposition. … Continue reading

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Translation as Interpretation: A Brief Look at Hosea

A mantra among many Septuagint scholars is that all translation is interpretation. Few scholars would disagree with this notion. Many will disagree with the degree of interpretation that takes place in a translation or what constitutes significant interpretation. But few … Continue reading

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