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3786Re: [lxx] Reader's Septuagint? or Reader's Lexicon for the Septuagint?

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  • Peter Papoutsis
    Jul 5 1:16 PM
      Hi Abram:
      I have a copy of the Apostolic Bible that is an Interlinear and I use that along with the Paralle Apocrypha from Oxford to get into deep LXX word study along with previous provided links. I would simply like a reader's version just for the simplicity. 

      Peter A. Papoutsis

      From: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones <abramkielsmeierjones@...>
      To: "lxx@yahoogroups.com" <lxx@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [lxx] Reader's Septuagint? or Reader's Lexicon for the Septuagint?

      Hi, Peter, Ken, Darrell, and all,

      Thanks very much for the great links and the feedback--just when I thought I had seen what the Web had to offer on the LXX, there's more!  Great stuff to check out.

      The Greek readers on the Web look solid.  I suppose one of the fundamental questions in considering a printed reader's LXX is the usefulness of such a resource in print specifically.  Especially with BibleWorks linked to the Lust lexicon, for example, it's already pretty easy to read through the Septuagint with vocabulary helps and frequency counts quickly at hand.


      Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

      From: Ken Penner <mailto:kpenner%40stfx.ca>
      To: "mailto:lxx%40yahoogroups.com" <mailto:lxx%40yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 6:31 AM
      Subject: RE: [lxx] Reader's Septuagint? or Reader's Lexicon for the Septuagint?

      You may also want to ask this question at the "Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha" section of the Biblical Greek forum, at http://www-test.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewforum.php?f=7

      One of the challenges would be to find an appropriate base text and secure the appropriate permissions. The Göttingen text is preferable but incomplete, and I doubt the desired permissions would be forthcoming. According to my understanding of copyright law, it seems to me that Rahlfs' 1935 edition has entered the public domain in some countries, but not all. I know some publishers have instead used Swete's text, which is clearly in the public domain.

      You may be interested in Tom Moore's http://en.katabiblon.com/us/index.php?text=LXX or John Barach's http://www.motorera.com/greek/text/greek.html or John Dyer's http://biblewebapp.com/reader/ or Cube Whidden's http://www.septuagint.org/LXX

      I have some related experience, in that I have produced a Reader's Lexicon of the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls (based on the database for my Flash! Pro vocabulary memorization software), but I have not published it.

      Ken M. Penner, Ph.D.
      Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic vocabulary memorization software:

      From: mailto:lxx%40yahoogroups.com [mailto:mailto:lxx%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of abramkielsmeierjones
      Sent: July-02-12 6:37 PM
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      Subject: [lxx] Reader's Septuagint? or Reader's Lexicon for the Septuagint?

      Hi, everyone,

      I've just joined this group and am hoping it's still active. I've
      recently developed an interest in the Septuagint, by way of Hebrew and
      Greek courses in seminary. I'm currently doing a directed study in the
      Septuagint of Micah and the first four chapters of I Maccabees. I don't
      know if newcomers typically introduce themselves on this list, but if
      so, here <http://abramkj.wordpress.com/about/> 's a bit about me.

      Having begun my Greek study with New Testament, I am having all the same
      issues others have in trying to switch over to read LXX Greek.
      Primarily the challenge has been the much larger vocabulary pool of the

      I'm recently using Bernard Taylor's expanded analytical lexicon for the
      Septuagint, and I think it's great. I also have benefited immensely from
      the word frequency counts in the Lust lexicon. It's got me wondering...
      do you all think there would be enough interest in either a reader's
      lexicon of the Septuagint (formatted something like this
      +lexicon+burer<http://www.amazon.com/New-Readers-Lexicon-Greek-Testament/dp/0825420091/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341264648&sr=1-1&keywords=greek+english+lexicon+burer>> ) or a reader's edition of the LXX itself (along the
      lines of this
      ew+bible<http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Hebrew-Bible-Philip-Brown/dp/0310269741/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341264686&sr=1-1&keywords=reader%27s+hebrew+bible>> ) to justify work toward that? Or does something like that
      already exist?

      I know of Rod Decker's LXX vocabulary lists
      <http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/lxx.htm> , and those have been helpful.
      I would just love to have (some day!) a reader's LXX....


      Abram Kielsmeier-Jones

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