jueves, 27 de octubre de 2016

Discovering the Septuagint: A guide reader (Review)


ISBN: 9780825443428
Pages: 352
Publication date: 4-27-2016
Format: Hardback 
Imprint: Kregel Academic


Who is the author?

Karen H. Jobes (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor emerita of New Testament Greek and exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. Her previous publications include Invitation to the Septuagint, coauthored with Moíses Silva.

What is the main theme of the book?

The Septuagint student, will find this book a good resource to develop his skill with the Greek and is also a good reference for future studies.

This book includes about 700 verses from nine books from the Greek Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, Additions to Esther, Psalms, Hosea, Jonah, Malachi and Isaiah).

Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the book in the LXX, including the translation style from Hebrew to Greek by the LXX translators.

What is my opinion about the book?

It is a book special for students with an intermediate knowledge of Greek. It is a good source of information and development of the Greek language. Perhaps those who know nothing about the Greek or Septuagint, will find this book as inaccessible or boring.

The presentation of the book and its structure is very good. In conclusion, this book is ideal for seminary students. Lets learn Greek to enjoy this book.

Thanks to Kregel Academic for kindly providing me with a review copy of this book. This did not influence my thoughts regarding the work