Septuagint
(2,425 words)

Abstract

The Septuagint is an unstructured corpus of sacred writings for Jews and early Christians dating from the 3rd c. BCE to the turn of the millennia, comprising both ancient Hebrew works translated into Koine Greek and works originally written in Greek. The resulting corpus of original and translated Koine Greek encompasses a complex variety of interlingual translational techniques, as well as varying genres or text-types and registers.

The Septuagint is an unstructured corpus of sacred writings for Jews and early Christians, c…

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Stanley E. Porter, “Septuagint”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000029>
First published online: 2013



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