From: Edgar M. Krentz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 05 1998 - 01:47:40 EDT
Does the Brenton include all that the Rahlfs does, e.g. the Psalms of
Solomon, all four books of Maccabees, etc.?
Since I have never used the Brenton and cannot therefore recommend it to
students, I am interest ed in that information.
Thanks, Ed Krentz
>If you just want a Greek text for reading, most people would
>recommend the Rahlfs edition, which you can get from the
>Bible Society. If you want an English translation in parallel
>columns, Brenton is pretty much it, and I'm not sure the text
>is much worse than Rahlfs anyway. Whichever you use,
>you're going to have to hit the libraries to check the
>editiones majores to check the text if you're doing scholarly
>writing. Rahlfs at least has a rudimentary apparatus
>criticus, which the Brenton edition does not; and the type
>is marginally more readable in Rahlfs; but the current
>reprint of Brenton is not bad--a usable hardcover that lies
>open nicely. If you want to be able to scan context
>quickly in English and focus on the Greek where it interests
>you, or to practice reading the Greek with the English
>covered and peek at the English when you get stuck,
>Brenton is handy.
>I believe that a major new English translation of the LXX
>is in the works somewhere, but I can't recall the details.
>I'm guessing we won't see it for a few years yet. Meanwhile,
>using your NRSV or whatever as a help with the LXX isn't
>such a good idea since it's not translating the same text.
>James D. Ernest
>Senior editor, academic books, Hendrickson Publishers
>Ph.D. cand., Boston College
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>>From: Justin Johnson[SMTP:JustinJ_tsp@email.msn.com]
>>Sent: Monday, May 04, 1998 2:54 PM
>>Subject: LXX versions?
>>Are there other versions for the LXX as there are for the NT? I was looking
>>to purchase one and have only used one at the library put out by Zondervan.
>>I noticed that this one is no longer for sale and was considering ordering
>>Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English Hendrickson Publishers by Sir
>>Lancelot C.L. Brenton. Is this the most current LXX that is available?
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