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Septuaginta-2nd Revised Edition (Greek Edition) (Greek) Hardcover – June 1, 2006

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"The current edition is not a rewrite of Rahlfs' text, but new textual discoveries have come to light and there have been significant changes in the science of textual criticism since Rahlfs first compiled his edition. . . . The revision of Hanhart . . . includes (1) removing errors and misprints; (2) making several cosmetic changes to the text concerning accentuation, a correction to a perfect participle in Isa 5.17, and a conjectural emmandation in Isa 53.2; and (3) concerning the critical apparatus Hanhart eliminates several mistakes arising from comparison with the Gottingen edition, corrections to misleading simplifications of the textual transmission, and the inclusion of the uncials Q, C, and V and the recensions O and L with variants where Rahlfs only mentioned B, S, or A.

"This revised 'pocket-edition' (I use that term very loosely given its size and weight) remains true to Rahlfs' purpose: 'The aim of this work is to provide ministers and students with a reliable edition of the Septuagint at a moderate price, and thus to supply an important companion and aid to the study not only of the Old Testament, but also of the New Testament'. While Rahlfs' text is available in electronic form. . . there is still no substitute for having a good and updated critical apparatus as well. Those serious about biblical study or are interested in how the NT interprets the OT, should consider getting one."
-- euangelizomai.blogspot.com/2007/05/review-of-new-edition-of-rahfls


"Rahlfs (1865-1935) published in 1935 the two-volume critical standard edition of the Septuagint. The present edition represents a revision, though a minimalist one. largely restricted to correcting and improving the readability of the critical apparatus. The revisions have been made by Robert Hanhart, a noted expert on the Septuagint; see R. Hanhart in VT 55, 2005, 450-460. This most welcome edition is designed to place the Greek text of the OT into the hands of all those who wish to work critically with the now proliferating vernacular translations of the Septuagint in English, French, and German.
- Highly recommended as a basic tool for biblical research."
--International Review of Biblical Studies --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Language Notes

Text: Greek
Introduction: German, English, Latin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 941 pages
  • Publisher: American Bible Society; 2nd edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: Greek
  • ISBN-10: 3438051192
  • ISBN-13: 978-3438051196
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,729,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As far as actually reviewing this version of the Septuagint (LXX), there isn't much more I can say than what the last reviewer mentioned. This volume is eminently readable due to the clear font and font size, it is portable, and it is the best available version of the LXX at this time (the Goettingen Septuagint, which is composed of more-recent [than Rahlfs] critical editions of most books in the LXX and is preferred by most scholars, is not readily available outside of the academic world).

I became interested in reading the LXX after mastering enough Koine Greek to be able to read the Greek New Testament (GNT). It took me only a few verses to realize that there are many more vocabulary words in the Septuagint than in the GNT. As this is the case, I recommend Lust, Eynikel, and Hauspie's "Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint" (available on Amazon). There are few LXX tools available at the moment, and this lexicon covers every word in the LXX; Muraoka's lexicon, for instance, only covers the Pentateuch and the Prophets. This lexicon is not to the LXX what BDAG is to the GNT, but it is the best there is right now.

The LXX has a mix of classical Greek, Semitisms, and (mostly) Koine Greek that makes it a more difficult read than the GNT. The versification is also different in some of the books than in English translations of the Bible (most of which are based on the Hebrew Masoretic Text [MT], which differs from the Septuagint in the just-mentioned instances). Karen Jobes and Moises Silva have written an excellent volume, titled "Invitation to the Septuagint" (also available on Amazon), that anyone should read before actually attempting to read the LXX itself.
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The here presented new edition of Alfred Rahlfs's critical pocket-edition is not a fundamentally revised edition, but a moderate revision of the first edition published in 1935 by the Privileged Wurttemberg Bible Society in Stuttgart. Any potential buyer should be aware that this is a pocket-edition which has relatively small font, although its content(2200pages)largely retains an original Rahlfs's septuaginta in 1935 with a small revision.
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Rahlfs' edition is also based upon Codex Vaticanus, but textual variants found in codex Alexandrinus and codex Sinaiticus are adopted in preference to those in codex Vaticanus based upon Rahlfs' critical opinion. He is using standard text critical methodology to judge which are more likely representative of the "Old Greek" version used by the majority of Jews.
Sir Lancelot Brenton's edition of the LXX (The Septuagint with Apocrypha ISBN: 0913573442 )is based upon a single source, codex Vaticanus, with some variants from codex Alexandrinus mentioned in the footnotes, but not affecting, I believe, the translation, except in a few cases where the Vaticanus manuscript was mutilated and Alexandrinus provided the next best text (and these cases are enumerated in an appendix)...
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This is easily the best scholar's edition of the Septuagint around. When looking for Bibles in ancient languages, make sure to get something from the Bibelgesellschaft. It includes the entire Septuagint (including the Apocrypha), and when there are two versions it splits the page between them so that you can compare them easily. It has an excellent critical apparatus so that you can compare different manuscripts and the other ancient versions, and has a key to help you understand it. It's the revised up-to-date edition. Although it's published in Germany, it's made so that anyone can use it so its introduction and preface are in several languages (Greek, English, German, Latin, etc.). The Greek font is also well laid out and easy to read.
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I bought this copy of the LXX to enhance my Greek learning after becoming familiar with the GNT by way of NA27. I am very happy with my purchase so far.
As far as the presentation and binding, the book is solid, pleasing to the eye in a similar blue to the NA27, and appears durable. I originally was not too enamored with the Greek font, as it almost resembled (very neat) handwriting compared to the bolder NA27 font I am more used to. However, I have grown very fond of it, and now find it to be elegant and readable. The German Bible Society really does produce some lovely volumes!
It is very enjoyable to read through the LXX text. At present I do not have any related study aids such as Lust, Brenton or NETS, so I have been using an NASB for reference until I have something better - though this has actually had a side benefit of showing me just how divergent the LXX is from the MT upon which our English Bibles are usually based. As soon as I grow an extra arm and leg I plan to trade them in for further enlargement of my Greek library, including some of the aforementioned LXX study aids.
On a practical level, I am finding that reading the OT in Greek has the considerable benefit of adding shades and nuances to my understanding of the OT scriptures, and also providing a good reference point for the Greek of the GNT.
Note: The German Bible Society website offers the texts of the NA27 and LXX (among others) for free online reading, though without the critical aparatus. You may want to read some of the LXX text on their website before deciding whether to spend the money on the book itself.
If you know Koine well enough to get through the GNT and would like an additional challenge, this might be something that would interest you. It seems as though the Septuagint is a relatively unmined field of research at present, and perhaps we will see more study aids and translations produced as interest in the LXX (hopefully) grows.
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