The Septuagint (LXX) of Genesis allowed Greek-speaking Jews in the last centuries BCE to read their sacred stories in their new lingua franca. The Hellenistic influence on this Greek translation of Genesis at times subtly altered the manner in which Jews – and later Christians – understood the origins of the world and the relationships within and outside the first family of Israel. Because the LXX was the Bible of the early Christian Church, it had more influence on Christian thought than the earlier Hebrew version. LXX Genesis: A Commentary, based on the Greek text of Codex Alexandrinus, offers the first English language commentary on one of the most significant books of Tanak and the Christian Bible.
Susan A. Brayford, Ph.D. (1998) in Religious and Theological Studies, Biblical Interpretation specialization, from the Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver. She is currently Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of Centenary College.
All those interested in Septuagintal studies, biblical studies, and Hellenistic Judaism, as well as those with interests in history, language, theology, and social relations in the ancient Mediterranean area.