Re: Poetry Translation

From: J.K. Aitken (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 06:44:31 EST

Steve Puluka wrote:

>I am interested in commentaries on the differences in the Psalms between
>Septuagint and MT versions.

A palce to begin considering LXX Psalms and its relation to the MT is the
recent book by J. Schaper, Eschatology in the Greek Psalter (WUNT 2/76;
Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995). He argues
that many of the differences or translation choices are the results of
eschatological exegesis and that the translator used Jewish exegetical
devices. He does not discuss the issue of poetry, but obviously has a full
bibliography on the treatment of the LXX psalter.

Hope that helps,

Jim Aitken
Faculty of Divinity,
University of Cambridge,
St. John's Street,
Cambridge. GB-CB2 1TW
Tel. +44 1223 332587

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