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Jim West Reviews Hosea: A Commentary based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus

I previously mentioned a commentary on the text of Hosea in Codex Vaticanus (see here). Lawrence Schiffman, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University, has posted a review by Jim West here. An excerpt:

The Septuagint is an edition of the Bible in its own right and here it is treated with the grand respect it richly and rightly deserves. Glenny does a stellar job in allowing readers of LXX Hosea to hear the voice of the text itself without the Hebrew edition constantly whispering in the reader’s ear.

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Hosea: A Commentary based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus

Just saw this posted by Brill:

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Rather than studying the LXX of Hosea mainly as a text-critical resource for the Hebrew or as a help for interpreting the Hebrew, this commentary, as part of the Septuagint Commentary Series, primarily examines the Greek text of Hosea as an artifact in its own right to seek to determine how it would have been understood by early Greek readers who were unfamiliar with the Hebrew. This commentary is based on the uncorrected text of Vaticanus, and it contains a copy of that text with notes discussing readings that differ from modern editions of the LXX along with a literal translation ofthat text. This commentary also has an introduction to the Minor Prophets in the Septuagint. It is relevant for anyone studying the LXX or the book of Hosea.

You can find it here. Also, see the forthcoming volume on Amos.

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A New Reading of the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch

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Brill has just announced a forthcoming translation and commentary on the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch (1 Enoch 85-90) authored by St. Mary’s College (Moraga, CA) professor Daniel C. Olson. In addition to a fresh translation, a notable feature of the book is the interpretive perspective that the author takes. Here is an excerpt from the publisher’s page:

Daniel Olson argues that the promise of universal blessing in the Abrahamic covenant is presented in the Animal Apocalypse as the governing dynamic in a sacred history that begins and ends with humanity in general. The authentic Jacob/Israel will appear in the end times and be the catalyst of universal salvation.

Intriguing indeed. The book is scheduled for release next month, but you can order it here.

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