Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek. Additional Notes.
by H. B. Swete
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Henry Swete's An
Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek has been
helping scholars and students for over a hundred years.
The work provides an introduction to the Septuagint--the
Greek version of the Old Testament. Swete--who was the
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge--provides an
exhaustive analysis of Septuagint. In the first part, he
provides the textual history of the Greek Old Testament,
including its different editions and traditions. In the
second part, he covers different manuscripts, and compares the "textual
divisions" between them. In the third part, he more explicitly addresses
the literary usages of the Old Testament Greek and its latter impact.
This work is an indispensible tool for anyone curious about the Greek
Old Testament. As one reader wrote, this book is a "veritable storehouse
of materials... for study of the [Greek Old Testament]." A great
reference work, An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek is
standard by which other treatments of the Greek Old Testament are
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