Re: Late-dating the LXX
- That's what I was looking for, thanks.
--- In email@example.com, Robert Kraft <kraft@...> wrote:
> A strange and difficult question. There was no "LXX" as a physical
> before the first century ce, although there were various scrolls of
> books and groupings that became part of Jewish and Christian
> lists of books considered to be "scriptural." There are fragments
> of such scrolls (e.g. Deuteronomy) that are dated as early as the
> century bce, and authors such as Philo (contemporary of Jesus)
> some of the books that were later included in the "LXX/OG"
> So the quick answer is Yes, but it is a response that needs
nuancing in the
> details. "THE LXX" at the time of Jesus is an ideal construct in
> although portions of what came to be included in the later "LXX"
> clearly were in existence and in use.
> > What can one say to someone who wishes to late-date the LXX?
> > Is there any firm attestation to the LXX before the time of
> > Bob Burns
> > San Francisco
> > ------------------------------------
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
> 227 Logan Hall (Philadelphia PA 19104-6304); tel. 215 898-5827