Category Archives: LXX

IOSCS Session 1

The first seminar I attended today was the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies. I would like to bring your attention to three of the presentations: Miika Tucker, Ben Johnson, and Chris Fresch. Miika Tucker Miika Tucker’s topic for … Continue reading

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Accordance 10.2 and New LXX Releases

I realize that I am a bit behind with this post. As a matter of fact, the sale has come and gone on some of these products (they are still available at regular price). I would have posted earlier, but … Continue reading

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LXX Translation of the Hebrew רעע in Jonah

The Septuagint translator handles God’s repentance with great caution. Up until Jonah 3:8, he consistently renders רעע, “evil, disaster, calamity”, with κακός, “evil, bad, trouble”. This stereotypical rendering breaks down in chapter three and four. The chart below contains all … Continue reading

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Art in the LXX Jonah Psalm

Two clauses caught my attention as I began my work in Jonah 2 today. Turn with me in your Hebrew and Greek texts. Jonah 2:4 in the Hebrew text reads:  וְנָהָ֖ר יְסֹבְבֵ֑נִי and the river surrounded me :Jonah 2:4 in … Continue reading

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The Discourse Boundaries of Jonah 2

[Two days ago I posted on the discourse structure of Septuagint Jonah chapters 1 and three (they are parallel). This post continues my work through outlining the macrostructure of LXX Jonah by providing justification for Jonah 2:1-11 as a unit] … Continue reading

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Septuagint Jonah 1:1-3 and 3:1-3 Compared

Here is another snippet from my paper on the information structure of Septuagint Jonah. This part belongs in my discussion of the book’s macrostructure. Enjoy! [As a side note: I apologize in advance for the formatting of the Greek text. … Continue reading

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Directionality in Jonah

The book of Jonah plays with the concept of directionality. God’s command to arise, “ἀνάστηθι,” is paired with Jonah’s initial complicity in 1:3a, “ἀνέστη,” “and he arose.” This is contrasted with Jonah’s downward movement. He goes down, “κατέβη,” into Joppa … Continue reading

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