Scribes and Translators

Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings

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Scribes and Translators is a critical reflection on the textual pluralism as reflected in the book of Kings.
The first part of the book examines the diverse texts transmitted by the manuscripts. Special attention is paid to the Antiochene text of the Septuagint that is being edited in Madrid. The second part is devoted to the analysis of Old Latin readings, transmitted by a Spanish family of Vulgate Bibles, with no support in any of the known manuscripts. Finally, the whole evidence is discussed in the frame of the plurality of texts confirmed by the Qumran documents for those books.
Based on Old Latin material recently published it sheds light on the text transmission of Kings and on the translation techniques and the history of the Biblical texts in general.
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Biographical Note

Natalio Fernández-Marcos, Ph.D. (1970) in Classical Philology, University of Madrid (Complutense), is Professor de investigación in the Council of Scientific Research (CSIC, Madrid). He has published extensively on the Septuagint and Hellenistic Judaism including Introducción a las versiones griegas de la Biblia (1979).

Review Quotes

' ...we may say that it is a pleasure to have Fernández Marcos as a guide when studying the intricate problems of the diverse Greek biblical texts.'
J. Lust, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses.
' ...it is a pleasure to have Fernández Marcos as a guide when studying the intricate problems of the diverse Greek biblical texts. He proves to be a master in his surveys of the new trends in the scholarship on the subject, in his clear outlines of the field, and in his judicious treatments of particular problems and of particular biblical texts. On each page one senses his extensive knowledge of the subject.'
J. Lust, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses.
' This work is a solid contribution to a relatively neglected area of biblical textual criticism and a helpful supplement to the editions of texts that the author continues to produce.'
James R. Davila, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1996.

Readership

All those interested in text history and text transmission of the Bible: Classical and Biblical philologists, theologians and historians of ancient Judaism and Christianity.

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