Re: Questions re: LXX

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Thu Feb 12 1998 - 06:28:38 EST

At 04:54 12/02/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Can someone recommend a good history of the LXX, in the form of either a
>book or article in a journal?
>What is the best estimate for the time period during which the LXX was
>What is the approximate date of the earliest surviving manuscripts?
>Would anyone care to comment on the quality of the LXX as a translation
>of the Hebrew text of Isaiah?

There is an old volume by Swete, re-published as:

Swete, H.B. Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek. Peabody, Mass:
Hendrickson, 1989.
and from the same publisher;
Conybear, F.C, and St.George Stock. Grammar of Septuagint Greek. With
selected readings from the Septuagint according to the text of Swete.
Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 1988.


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