Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

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Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

Post by James Spinti » March 11th, 2016, 10:48 am

Has anybody seen this yet:
A Syntax of Septuagint Greek
http://www.peeters-leuven.be/boekoverz.asp?nr=10085?
Here's the description from the web site:
This is the first ever comprehensive analysis of the morphosyntax and syntax of Septuagint Greek. The work is based on the most up-to-date editions of the Septuagint. The so-called Antiochene version of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles as well as Judges has been studied. Though this is a synchronic grammar, and though not systematic, comparison with Classical Greek, the Greek of contemporary literature of the Hellenistic-Roman period, papyri and epigraphical data, and New Testament Greek has often been undertaken. Even when analysing translated documents of the Septuagint, the perspective is basically that of its readers. However, attempts were made to determine in what ways and to what extent the structure of the Semitic source languages may have influenced the selection of this or that particular construction by translators. At many places it is demonstrated and illustrated how an analysis of the morphosyntax and syntax can illuminate our general interpretation of the Septuagint text.

At almost 1000 pages, it must cover a lot of ground! But is it any good? And why is it called a syntax when the first 425 pages are a traditional grammar? (see ToC at above link)

Worldcat (https://www.worldcat.org/title/morphosy ... ef_results) shows no libraries as having it. But I see that Ian Stevens (as usual) is distributing it in the US:
https://www.isdistribution.com/BookDeta ... ?aId=67911

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Re: Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

Post by MAubrey » March 11th, 2016, 11:52 am

It was supposed to be released last month, but it was delayed. I have it on preorder.

Also, if I remember correctly, the original title was A Morphosynax and Syntax of the Septuagint.
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Post by MAubrey » March 11th, 2016, 12:06 pm

Thanks for point toward Peeter's website! They didn't have the TOC up last time I checked it.
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Re: Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

Post by James Spinti » March 11th, 2016, 12:08 pm

Thanks! I hope you post a review on your blog : )

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Re: Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

Post by MAubrey » March 11th, 2016, 1:02 pm

That would be a monumental task, but I'll certainly be writing something. Probably a number of somethings.
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Re: Muraoka, Syntax of the Septuagint

Post by Stephen Hughes » March 12th, 2016, 11:59 am

MAubrey wrote:That would be a monumental task, but I'll certainly be writing something. Probably a number of somethings.
I'd be looking forward to that too.
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