Re Septuagint Lexicon++

Peter R. Burton (
Thu, 16 Jan 97 12:02:41 -0600

For a more complete Septuagintal lexicographical coverage, readers might
consider a combination of LEH and Taylor, supplemented by an alternative
analysis of the <Twelve Prohpets> by Muraoka.

Edgar Krentz noted <<there is now a brief-entry lexicon for the Septuagint in
two paperback volumes>> compiled by
J. Lust [please note spelling], E. Eynikel, and K. Hauspie.
Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft,
vol 1 1992, ISBN 3-438-05125-7
vol 2 1996, ISBN 3-438-05126-7

Most dictionaries provide morphological and semantic information at one place
for each listed word. This was not the intention of the LEH project.

In the preface to vol. 2 Prof. Lust writes:
<<In the introduction to the first volume we announced the publication of a
separate volume listing all the verb forms and their lemmata. Taylor's <Parsing
Guide> published in 1994 made this work redundant.>>

Dr Bernard Taylor's book is:
<<The Analytical Lexicon to the Septuagint: a Complete Parsing Guide>>
Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994
ISBN 0-310-53540-9

His preface indicates a wider coverage of morphological information than LEH had
planned themselves:
<<In this lexicon all the words of the Rahlfs text of the Septuagint are fully
parsed, and the dictionary form for each word is listed.>> Taylor also
incorporates improvements and corrections to the analyses entailed by Hatch and

In his preface Lust continues, <<Meanwhile another supplement, treating the
variants mentioned in the apparatuses of the critical editions, is in the
planning stage. We are also working on a lexicon of Aquila, Theodotion and
Symmachus.>> Prof. Eynikel reported at SBL last year that some of the
statistical information in volume 1 is being revised for a later printing.
Improvements in arrangement of the information have been incorporated into
volume 2.

Also already available is the work by Prof. T. Muraoka:
<<A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint (Twelve Prophets)>>
Leuven/ Louvain: Peeters, 1993
ISBN 2-87723-070-8
ISBN 90-6831-495-5