Book Notice: SEPTUAGINTA: A READER’S EDITION, by Gregory R Lanier and William A Ross

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance

By Gary Shogren

Hendrickson Publishers has done it again! They already had me at the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia Reader’s Edition, and the UBS Greek Testament, which printed the latest critical texts with the infrequent vocabulary in the footnotes. They were not cheap, but they were worth every penny.

And now, for the first time ever: Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (November, 2018). This comes in two hefty volumes. It covers the entire Rahlfs-Hanhart text and runs from Genesis through Bel and the Dragon. The footnotes contain all lexemes which appear 100 times or less, beginning with ἀόρατος in Genesis 1:2: the earth was “invisible, without form.” The list price is $109.95, but it is now discounted on Amazon for $87.96.

Announcement: I will be managing a two-year excursion through the Septuagint, including the Deuterocanonical books, from January 1, 2019 through the close of 2020. We will offer weekly reading plans that will average about a chapter and a half per day; for example, the week of January 1-6 we will read Genesis 1-12 LXX. The Psalms will be interspersed throughout the year. To join up, go to Facebook: our page is under the name Septuagint2years or Septuagint in 2019-2020, go to the page and click LIKE in order to join.

Gary Shogren is Professor at Seminario ESEPA (Escuela de Estudios Pastorales)

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Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2018 | 3400 pages

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