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OK I want to purchase a copy of the "Septuagint(LXX)" I need recommendations.
06 Aug 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 08/06/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

Please give me recommendations.


TOPICS: History; Other Christian; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: lxx; septuagint; vanity

1 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:07 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=septuagint+lxx&x=60&y=13


2 posted on 08/06/2012 12:07:59 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: US Navy Vet
Do you have an android phone?

Cadre Bible has the "Greek Septuagint (LXX)" for the princely sum of US$0.00

3 posted on 08/06/2012 12:08:11 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Amazon has it but it’s all Greek to me.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: US Navy Vet

Do you want an english translation of it or do you want the original Greek?


5 posted on 08/06/2012 12:11:50 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: US Navy Vet
If I make the assumption that you want an English translation, there are two that I am aware of, neither being perfect.
1. The Orthodox Study Bible, from Thomas Nelson. This is a “work in progress”.
2. Lancelot Breton’s translation. This is fairly dated; it is available in a Greek English version, which would be better if you are also planning to study Greek.
Both are available from Amazon and other sellers.
6 posted on 08/06/2012 12:14:24 PM PDT by MSU (It is better to live one verse of Scripture than to memorize it all.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Why?


7 posted on 08/06/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

To read AND study.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 12:17:41 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Do you want the Greek translation or the Masoretic Text?


9 posted on 08/06/2012 12:18:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: circlecity

Both


10 posted on 08/06/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: MestaMachine

Both


11 posted on 08/06/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament. So I'm assuming you can read Greek, otherwise it will be of no use to you.

My copy is Septuaginta, published by Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Lutheran pastor, LCMS)
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To: US Navy Vet

An english translation that won’t cost you an arm and a leg is “The Orthodox Study Bible”. Its old testament is an english translation of the LXX. A version of the original Greek can be found easily on the internet or at www.Christianbooks.com (or virtually any other seller of Christian books). The translation is the harder one to dig up.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: US Navy Vet
Two of my friends have this version and it seems fine to me. The price isn't bad at this link to Amazon but I've seen it for five or six bucks less and would look around now that Bozo who owns Amazon has started giving money to the anti-Christ queer gang.
14 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0827602529/sr=8-7/qid=1344282389/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1344282389&seller=&sr=8-7

This is the JPS Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text [Hardcover]

I have the older version but it’s the best if you want the Masoretic Text translation.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: US Navy Vet

Look up the Apostolic Bible. You can get it online for free, I think, and get a hard copy for not too much money.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: US Navy Vet
I purchased the following from amazon in 2010: Greek Septuagint.

It has Greek in a column on the binding side (2/3 of the printed page) in an Oxford font which I prefer, and an English translation by the author/editor on the remaing portion of the page. This is the best layout in my opinion, because interlinears tend intefere with reading the Greek text. It is a quality hardbound book I am glad to have in my library.

The tanslation has close correspondense in the passages that I have studied/translated.

I also purchased this analytical lexicon: Analytical Lexicon to the Septuagint. It could come in handy, if you have better things to do with your time than trying to discover the lexical entry for a form.

17 posted on 08/06/2012 1:19:52 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting
I have the same version post 14 refers to:

The text is a photo reproduction, but it is quite readable.

One last thing: If you have a Liddell-Scott Intermediate Lexicon (an abridgement), you might want to get the full Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. It too is a photo reproduction, but reproduced well.

My intermediate lexicon was badly worn, so I was happy to finally be able to afford the unabridged version, which I used for my undergraduate degree in Classics back in the 70's. We had one in the reading room of the Classics Department at UCSB and it was a valuable resource when the smaller intermediate lexicon either had no entry or a less-than-helpful incomplete entry.

18 posted on 08/06/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

For the best Greek Langeage copy of the Septuaginta get the copy printed by the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft and edited by Alfred Rahlfs ISBN 3 438 05121 4. You have to know Greek to read it, or have a computer program which will translate Greek.

It is an excellet book.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 1:48:54 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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For the best Greek Langeage copy of the Septuaginta get the copy printed by the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft and edited by Alfred Rahlfs ISBN 3 438 05121 4. You have to know Greek to read it, or have a computer program which will translate Greek.

I can read/translate several ancient dialects.

But what exactly makes this the "best" version? Could you elaborate?

20 posted on 08/06/2012 2:27:25 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: US Navy Vet

Some of the responses you’re getting aren’t that helpful.

Septuagint in English:

[better than the Lancelot Brenton edition]: http://www.amazon.com/A-New-English-Translation-Septuagint/dp/0195289757/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1344308922&sr=8-3&keywords=septuagint

old Thomson translation: http://www.amazon.com/The-Septuagint-Bible-Testament-Translation/dp/B000PUDTX0/ref=tag_stp_s2f_edpp_septuagint

Good intro to Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/Invitation-Septuagint-Mois%C3%A9s-Silva/dp/080103115X/ref=pd_sim_b_4

Septuagint for NT studies: http://www.amazon.com/The-Use-Septuagint-Testament-Research/dp/0802860915/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Analytical Lexicon for Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/Analytical-Lexicon-Septuagint-Bernard-Taylor/dp/1565635167/ref=pd_sim_b_2

Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/Greek-English-Lexicon-Septuagint-Johan-Lust/dp/1598562894/ref=pd_sim_b_4

Another lexicon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greek-Septuagint-Supplemental-Lexicon/dp/1565637410/ref=tag_stp_s2f_edpp_septuagint

EXPENSIVE Greek-English lexicon of Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/A-Greek-English-Lexicon-Septuagint-Muraoka/dp/9042922486/ref=pd_sim_b_15

EXPENSIVE Concordance to Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/Concordance-Septuagint-Testament-Including-Apocryphal/dp/0801021413/ref=pd_sim_b_33

Hebrew/Aramaic Index to the Septuagint: Keyed to the Hatch-Redpath Concordance: http://www.amazon.com/Hebrew-Aramaic-Index-Septuagint-Hatch-Redpath/dp/0801021456/ref=pd_sim_b_31

Intro to Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/The-Septuagint-Understanding-Bible-World/dp/0567084647/ref=pd_sim_b_34

another intro: http://www.amazon.com/The-Septuagint-Context-Introduction-Version/dp/1589834631/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Interesting book on Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Bible-Church-Septuagint/dp/0567273202/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Septuagint canon as problem: http://www.amazon.com/The-Septuagint-Christian-Scripture-Prehistory/dp/080102790X/ref=pd_sim_b_4

Academics talking to ... well, each other: http://www.amazon.com/22Translation-Required-22-Septuagint-Retrospect-Literature/dp/1589835239/ref=pd_sim_b_5

More of the same: http://www.amazon.com/Septuagint-Research-Challenges-Scriptures-Cognate/dp/1589832043/ref=pd_sim_b_2

More of same: http://www.amazon.com/Melbourne-Symposium-Septuagint-Lexicography-Cognate/dp/1555404871/ref=tag_stp_s2f_edpp_septuagint

Kindle interlinear Septuagint (would I kid you?): http://www.amazon.com/Interlinear-Greek-Testament-Septuagint-ebook/dp/B004FN2BU0/ref=tag_stp_s2f_edpp_septuagint

Kindle Greek only Septuagint: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greek-Testament-Septuagint-ebook/dp/B00529UNUG/ref=pd_sim_kstore_4

Dissenting view from lunatic fringe: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mythological-Septuagint-ebook/dp/B005ISATUK/ref=tag_stp_s2f_edpp_septuagint

Apostolic [Eastern Orthodox] Bible online: http://septuagint-interlinear-greek-bible.com/

Just trying to help.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:11 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: US Navy Vet

Other than the first 5 books the LXX is not reliable. Stick to the Hebrew Masoretic. LXX has all sorts of mistranslated words that change the meaning of the Original Hebrew.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Other than the first 5 books the LXX is not reliable. Stick to the Hebrew Masoretic. LXX has all sorts of mistranslated words that change the meaning of the Original Hebrew.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 10:26:45 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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