I'll take advantage of the recent quiet on this list to ask advice on a
couple of books...
1] First a OT-Greek question: I'm looking to get a Septuagint, both greek
and a straight-forward english translation. The new CBD catalogue lists:
Septuagint, GBS 1979, reprint of 1935 ed., Rahfls.
(Presumably greek only.)
Septuagint with Apocrypha, Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton.
(Greek/english in parallel columns.)
Can anyone comment on either of these? If these are not the ones I want,
what should I get?
2] The CBD also lists the _Anchor Bible Dictionary_. (I take it that this
is new?) Again, comments please? How would this compare with, say, the
IDB [Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible].
3] Any advice/suggestions on how to get a copy of either of the following
(I've check CBD and all the obvious places around Cambridge/Boston):
Farmer's book on the Synoptic Problem.
(Every discussion of the SP that I've seen references Farmer's
book --perhaps more for balance than anything else-- but I've yet
to find a copy anywhere. It should be at least interesting to
see what he has to say for oneself.)
Goodspeed's translation of the NT/The "Chicago" Bible.
4] Finally, pointers to any easily accessible mail-order sources other than
Hope you're all enjoying your summer.