Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Reconstructing the OG of Joshua”

Now, which of you took a look at the title of this post and said, “that sounds like a revetting topic of study?”  Me neither.  The first half of the article was excruciatingly boring and difficult to follow.  Granted, this could have been … Continue reading

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“The Hermeneutics of Translation in the Septuagint of Genesis”

Robert J. V. Hiebert, one of the translators of the book of Genesis in NETS, walks his reader through his translation decisions in Genesis 17.  As I have previously mentioned, the NETS adopts an “upstream” method of interpretation.  Hiebert concedes … Continue reading

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“Contemporary Translations of the Septuagint: Problems and Perspectives”

Wolfgang Kraus has provided his reader with a brief guide through the available translations of the Septuagint.  He focuses on their guiding methodologies which lead to certain strengths and weakness. At the outset we encounter the tension between a translation … Continue reading

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An Inquiry

I was recently asked the question, “Who is your target audience?” Considering the widely divergent nature of my posts (daily events, flash cards, LXX), that is a fair question. It might be better to answer that by providing my purpose for … Continue reading

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“Translation as Scripture”

Yesterday, if you will recall, we spoke about articulation and re-articulation as it relates to the Septuagint. Articulation was the result of the translator’s work, i.e. the Septuagint. Re-articulation is how that translation came to be interpreted by the communities … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

I began reading A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God for a second time today. I read it many years ago but am now revisiting it as a part of my ordination requirements within the C&MA. While I do not believe … Continue reading

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Warning Two: “Exegesis in the Septuagint: Possibilities and Limits (The Psalter as a Case in Point)

So far it appears as if the articles in Septuagint Research are all composed as warnings for those conducting research within the Septuagint. As it might happen, I am a novice and I hope to do research in the Septuagint…soooo, … Continue reading

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“In a Mirror Dimly”

I finished the first article in the book  Septuagint Research: Issues and Challenges in the Study of the Greek Jewish Scriptures. In his article “In a Mirror, Dimly—Reading the Septuagint as a Document of Its Times,” Cameron Boyd-Taylor sounds a warning … Continue reading

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Work for the day.

For all interested, spell check does not exist. Well…it does…just not for Koine Greek. The result? I spent the first 3-4 hours of my day individually checking each flash card for Metzger’s list. To what end? I believe I have … Continue reading

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My Flash Cards

As I promised last night, I have completed the flash card lists for the following: Dr. David Black’s Grammar Metzger’s list from 10-500+ uses in the NT, and a frequency list of 100-8000+ uses within the LXX. As you can … Continue reading

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