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A Commentary Based on the texts in Codex Vaticanus
Author: Sean A. Adams
This work is the first major commentary of LXX Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah in English. Rather than seeing LXX mainly as a text-critical resource or as a window on a now-lost Hebrew text, this commentary, as part of the Septuagint Commentary Series, interprets Baruch and EpJer as Greek texts and from the perspective of Greek readers unfamiliar with Hebrew. Included are a transcription and an English translation of Codex Vaticanus, the oldest extant manuscript of the books, and a detailed commentary. Another major contribution is the utilisation of the sense-delimitation (paragraphs) of Codex Vaticanus and other codices to explore how early readers interpreted the text.
Author: Sean A. Adams

Abstract

This paper investigates the similarities and differences between Aristobulus’s fragments and the LXX to determine how close Aristobulus’s citations adhere to our LXX text. Having identified specific differences between the texts we will turn our attention to the question of whether or not the text as presented by Aristobulus provides evidence of the use of the LXX, of an alternate Greek version, or of a personal translation. Ultimately, after discussing Aristobulus’s citation technique and the nature of the cited text we will challenge some of the blanket claims of LXX use by scholars and call for greater nuance when discussing this issue.

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah
In: Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah