Re: Lexicons for Josephus and LXX

From: Mike Phillips (
Date: Sat Jun 29 1996 - 12:55:10 EDT

Edgar M. Krentz once shared the following at an earlier time:
There is a major, but old, Septuagint lexicon that is now once again in print.

Joh. Fried. Schleussner, _Novus Thesaurus Philologico-criticus sive Lexicon
in LXX et reliquos Interpretes Graecos ac Scriptores Apocryphos Veteris
Testamenti._ Leipzig, 5 vol. 1820-21. 2nd ed. in 3 vols., Glasgow, 1822.
Reprinted in London, 1829.

It has now been reprinted by Brepols Publishers, Steenweg op Tielen 68,
2300 Turnhout, Belgium for 30,000 BEF.

The definitions are all in Latin, which will cause some of us difficulty.
But it is at present the only lexicon to the LXX. S. Jellicoe (in 1968)
called it a "justly famous work," whose "rich treasures have never been
fully explored."

> >
> > I am spending some time this summer reading in Josephus and the LXX, what
> > suggests does the list have for a lexicon? BAGD obviously isn't made for
> > this, and LSJ is a biit hefty. Is there anything that is written for
> > Hellenistic Greek?
> >
> > I have been using Persus, but I can't take my computer/modem/internet
> > conntection with me wherever I go! (But I'd like to...)
> >

Mike Phillips
Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana USA (
Hebrew Union College - JIR, Cincinnati, Ohio USA (a grad student)

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