Quick access to Septuagint vocabulary and syntax for students with two years of biblical Greek
in the Septuagint today continues to grow stronger. Despite that
interest, students have lacked a guidebook to the text similar to the
readers and handbooks that exist for the Greek New Testament.
Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader fills that need. Created by
an expert on the Septuagint, this groundbreaking resource draws on
Jobes's experience as an educator in order to help upper-level college,
seminary, and graduate students cultivate skill in reading the Greek
This reader presents, in Septuagint canonical
order, ten Greek texts from the Rahlfs-Hanhart Septuaginta critical
edition. It explains the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary of more than
700 verses from select Old Testament texts representing a variety of
genres, including the Psalms, the Prophets, and more.
selected for this volume were chosen to fit into a typical semester.
Each text (1) is an example of distinctive Septuagint syntax or word
usage; (2) exemplifies the amplification of certain theological themes
or motifs by the Septuagint translators within their Jewish Hellenistic
culture; and/or (3) is used significantly by New Testament writers.