Re: [textualcriticism] Septuagint as Christian Scripture
Dear Steve and Malcolm,
thanx for all the hints and literature. I looked a little bit around myself
to "auditur et altera pars". IMO, there is too much unreflected bias for the LXX
(though it may well be, that in the last decades, it was the other way round and the
Massoretic text was seen too much as the only representative of the OT).
One of the most interesting studies seems to be Lundboms commentary on Jeremiah (Anchor Bible Series),
where he shows again and again, that in Jeremiah the LXX is based often on a flawed Vorlage that has a lot of
haplographies, and the Messoretic text is generally, though not always, to be preferred. (see also the SBL review
for his commentary). I thought there are more studies like that around, going very much into detail etc.
Steve Puluka wrote:
K. Martin Heide wrote: > Hello, > > can anybody give a hint / recent literature how far the actual > discussion is on the topic of the Septuagint (LXX) > in relation to the New Testament: The relationship of the Septuagint to the New Testament and the early church is still an open question. This is mainly because the issue of text form in the Old Testament is a post-reformation problem. So there is just very little concern about Hebrew or Greek in the early centuries. In fact, the Orthodox still really haven't made a definitive choice in text, just in book lists. I'm just a student myself, but here's a reading list anyway. Here are some recent books on the topic: The first Bible of the church : a plea for the Septuagint. Mogens Müller. Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. The Greek and Hebrew Bible : collected essays on the Septuagint. Emanuel Tov. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999. Invitation to the Septuagint. Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 2000. The library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek. Nina L. Collins. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000. The Septuagint as Christian scripture : its prehistory and the problem of its canon. Martin Hengel. Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 2002 These are older, but still good and worth a look in my view. The Bible and the Greeks, C.H.Dodd. London, Hodder & Stoughton 1935 The Septuagint and modern study. Sidney Jelicoe. Oxford, Clarendon P., 1968. Studies in the Septuagint: origins, recensions, and interpretations; selected essays, with a prolegomenon. Sidney Jelicoe. New York, Ktav Pub. House  Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek. H.B. Swete. Cambridge University Press, 1900. Some aspects of the Greek Old Testament. J. Thackeray. London : George Allen & Unwin, 1927. -- Steve Puluka Masters Student, SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary Cantor, Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks PA http://www.puluka.com