[b-greek] Re: Questions about the Septuagint

From: Matthew Hamilton (matthew.hamilton@moore.edu.au)
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 18:03:00 EST

Dear Billy,
Regarding your question about interlinears, and various replies that
have been made,
1. the NIV Triglot is only remotely like an LXX interlinear, as the
English text is in parallel to the MT not the LXX. While in many places
this won't pose a problem, in other places there are minor problems
where divisions between verses don't match up between the LXX and
English columns, and in a small number of places whole verses have been
moved, deleted, expanded or are only distantly related to each other.
The introductory section mentions and lists some of these problems, but
it is not comprehensive. Additionally, the NIV Triglot excludes the
Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical books.
2. Brenton's translation is the closest to an interlinear, though it
also excludes some of the Apocrypha, depending on how you define the
3. Depending on how thorough you want to be, and how you define the term
"Septuagint", both of these books have a problem with books such as
Daniel and Tobit where there are two different forms of text.
Matthew Hamilton
Moore Theoilogical College Library
1 King St Newtown NSW 2042 Australia

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