Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition offers the complete text of the Greek Old Testament as it appears in the Rahlfs-Hanhart revised Septuaginta, laid out in a clear and readable format. All deuterocanonical books are included, as well as all double-texts, which are presented on facing pages for easy textual comparison. In order to facilitate natural and seamless reading of the text, every word occurring 100 times or fewer in the Rahlfs-Hanhart text (excluding proper names)—as well as every word that occurs more than 100 times in the Rahlfs-Hanhart text but fewer than 30 times in the Greek New Testament—is accompanied by a footnote that provides a contextual gloss for the word and (for verbs only) full parsing. Additionally, an appendix provides a complete alphabetized list of common vocabulary (namely, all the words that are not accompanied by a footnote), with glosses and (as applicable) comparison of a word’s usage in the Septuagint to its usage in the New Testament.
All of these combined features will make Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition an indispensable resource for biblical scholars and an excellent tool for improving one’s comprehension of the Greek language.
In addition to the attractive and high-quality binding, each volume will include two ribbon markers.
Gregory R. Lanier (PhD, University of Cambridge) is assistant professor of New Testament and dean of students at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). His research focuses on early Christology, the Synoptic Gospels, textual criticism, and the Greek OT. His publications include Old Testament Conceptual Metaphors and the Christology of Luke’s Gospel (T&T Clark, 2018), How We Got the Bible: Old and New Testament Canon and Text (Christian Focus, 2018), and (with William A. Ross) Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (Hendrickson, 2018). He has also contributed to various edited volumes and leading academic journals.