Reading the Sealed Book

I’m currently reading J. Ross Wagner’s book Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics. This is an enjoyable read that should be on the radar of anyone studying the Septuagint. I am currently reading Wagner’s detailed account of his methodological approach, which relies heavily on Cameron Boyd-Taylor’s adaptation of Descriptive Translation Studies in his “interlinear approach.” I’m looking forward to seeing how Wagner applies this methodology and the interpretive upshot it provides for Isaiah. Hopefully it will aid me, to some degree, in my approach to the Septuagint version of Jonah.

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3 Responses to Reading the Sealed Book

  1. Dave Black says:

    Looks like a very good read indeed. How did you find it?

    • jacobcerone says:

      The book was reviewed at SBL during one of the IOSCS sessions. I would have blogged about the session, but I was only able to keep up with part of the discussion. I figured I would get the book, and join the discussion at a slower pace 🙂

  2. Dave Black says:

    Ah, the advantages of attending SBL….

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