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Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 18th, 2013, 4:12 pm

biblicalhumanities.org and Perseus are cooperating to provide freely-available text-based versions of a variety of resources related to biblical languages.

I have been asked to make a wishlist, and I need advice on Septuagint resources. Here are some resources that seem useful to me. Are any of these no longer worth the effort? Are there better resources that I have missed?

The Old Testament in Greek according to the Septuagint (1896)
Swete, Henry Barclay, 1835-1917
http://archive.org/details/oldtestamentingr01swetuoft

Old Testament Greek (LXX) Text Codex Vaticanus. 8vols.comb.Brooke.McLean.Thackeray.1906.1935.
http://archive.org/details/OldTestament ... xVaticanus

A grammar of the Old Testament in Greek according to the Septuagint (1909)
Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
http://archive.org/details/grammarofoldtest01thacuoft

An introduction to the Old Testament in Greek. Rev. by Richard Rusden Ottley. With an appendix containing the letter of Aristeas edited by H. St. J. Thackeray (1914)
http://archive.org/details/introductiontool00swetuoft

Richard Rusden Ottley, The Book of Isaiah according to the Septuagint (Codex Alexandrinus), translated and edited with a parallel version from the Hebrew. 2 vols. (Cambridge: C. J. Clay & Sons, 1904/1906).
http://ia600402.us.archive.org/32/items ... ols.12.pdf
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Louis L Sorenson » October 18th, 2013, 11:58 pm

Perhaps the best online resource is http://www.kalvesmaki.com/LXX/LXXLIST.HTM. Links to many resources can be found on Joel Kalvesmaki's site. Look at http://www.kalvesmaki.com/LXX/secondlit.htm.
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Evan Blackmore » October 19th, 2013, 5:30 am

This is wonderful news. Indeed, if a searchable/copyable text of vol. 2 of Swete's LXX were available now, I'd be using it this very day.

I think all the listed books are worth processing. All of them have been valuably supplemented by later works, but not one of them has been supplanted.

A few comments:

Swete's Septuagint is actually in 3 vols. Trying to choose the best digitized copy of the latest edition of each volume available at the Internet Archive, I'd suggest the following:

Vol. 1 (4th ed., 1909)
https://archive.org/details/theoldtestamenti00unknuoft

Vol. 2 (2nd ed., 1896)
http://archive.org/details/cu31924012092437

Vol. 3 (4th ed., 1912) (misidentified at the Internet Archive as vol. 1)
http://archive.org/details/oldtestgreek00unknuoft

Choice of edition is only really important in vol. 3, where the first edition had significantly less material than its successors.

Regarding the Brooke-McLean-Thackeray Cambridge Septuagint: Vol. 1, Parts 1-4 were published 1909-1917 and are undoubtedly in the public domain. But Vol. 2, Parts 1-4 were originally published 1927-1935 and outside the USA, so according to the usual copyright laws they would still be copyright in the USA, wouldn't they? I think the Internet Archive might possibly have erred by identifying the publication date of the whole work as 1909. But I'm not sure about that.

One other book I'd suggest is:

J. H. A. Hart
Ecclesiasticus: The Greek text of Codex 248
Cambridge, England: Cambridge U. P., 1909
http://archive.org/details/ecclesiasticusgr00hart

(The Internet Archive uploader scrupulously noted a bit of cropping in the gutter on pp. 45ff., but it only affects two or three chapter numbers, and that only slightly.)

Personally I would rank that ahead of Ottley's Isaiah as the most important public domain edition of a single LXX book, because it remains the only full scholarly edition of any form of the GII text of Ecclesiasticus. (Other editions print GI where it exists and use GII, if at all, only where GI doesn't.) It's therefore substantially more different from any other text of Ecclesiasticus than Ottley is from any other text of Isaiah.
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 19th, 2013, 10:15 am

Evan Blackmore wrote:I think all the listed books are worth processing. All of them have been valuably supplemented by later works, but not one of them has been supplanted.


Yes! That's the right standard to use, thanks for phrasing this so well.

Evan Blackmore wrote:Swete's Septuagint is actually in 3 vols. Trying to choose the best digitized copy of the latest edition of each volume available at the Internet Archive, I'd suggest the following:

Vol. 1 (4th ed., 1909)
https://archive.org/details/theoldtestamenti00unknuoft

Vol. 2 (2nd ed., 1896)
http://archive.org/details/cu31924012092437

Vol. 3 (4th ed., 1912) (misidentified at the Internet Archive as vol. 1)
http://archive.org/details/oldtestgreek00unknuoft

Choice of edition is only really important in vol. 3, where the first edition had significantly less material than its successors.


This looks like a good scan of Volume 2:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23323037 ... Septuagint

Evan Blackmore wrote:Regarding the Brooke-McLean-Thackeray Cambridge Septuagint: Vol. 1, Parts 1-4 were published 1909-1917 and are undoubtedly in the public domain. But Vol. 2, Parts 1-4 were originally published 1927-1935 and outside the USA, so according to the usual copyright laws they would still be copyright in the USA, wouldn't they? I think the Internet Archive might possibly have erred by identifying the publication date of the whole work as 1909. But I'm not sure about that.


The 1923 rule is just one of the rules for copyright, and it can get complex, depending on what was published where, whether copyrights were renewed under certain provisions during certain periods, etc. Best overview of U.S. law is here, download the PDF.

But here is another simple rule: death of the author + 70 years, and that's more widely accepted in other countries. So if all authors died before 1943, it's clean.

Thackery died in 1930, Alan England Brooke in 1939, Norman Mclean seems to have died in 1947. That means Volume II will have to wait until 2017, but we have plenty to do between now and then.

Evan Blackmore wrote:One other book I'd suggest is:

J. H. A. Hart
Ecclesiasticus: The Greek text of Codex 248
Cambridge, England: Cambridge U. P., 1909
http://archive.org/details/ecclesiasticusgr00hart


That is really very nice - thanks for pointing me to that!
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Evan Blackmore » October 19th, 2013, 1:49 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:This looks like a good scan of Volume 2:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23323037 ... Septuagint



Yes, that does look good. As far as I can see, this scan appears to contain only Vol. 1, and note that it's the first edition (1887) (although I believe vol. 1 underwent only minor corrections in later editions).
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 19th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Evan Blackmore wrote:
Jonathan Robie wrote:This looks like a good scan of Volume 2:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23323037 ... Septuagint


Yes, that does look good. As far as I can see, this scan appears to contain only Vol. 1, and note that it's the first edition (1887) (although I believe vol. 1 underwent only minor corrections in later editions).


Sorry, wrong link. I mean this one:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6766262M/The_Old_Testament_in_Greek

Date is 1891, but we may well want to get a better scan of this.
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Ken M. Penner » October 22nd, 2013, 11:52 am

I had Mendeley generate a bibliography of pre-1935 items in my LXX database. You might find some items of interest there. It's at http://www.academia.edu/4851222/Septuag ... y_pre-1935
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 22nd, 2013, 1:17 pm

Thanks, Ken - which of these do you consider most valuable?
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Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

Postby Ken M. Penner » October 23rd, 2013, 2:46 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:Thanks, Ken - which of these do you consider most valuable?

Here's a winnowed list, which may include some duplications:

Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. Bible: Septuaginta Vetus Testamentum Graecum. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1931.
Bible. O.T. Greek. Swete. 1883-1894. The Old Testament in Greek According to Septuagint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905.
Bible: E Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Evdomekonta Genesis - Deuteronomion, Psalterion. En Londinoi: Dapanei tes Vretannikes Vivlikes Etaireias, 1933.
Bible: The Hexaglot Bible Comprising the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in the Original Tongues, Together with the Septuagint the Syriac of the New Testament, the Vulgate, the Authorized English and German, and the Most Approved French Vers. New York: s.n., 1906.
Bible: Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Ex Editione Holmesii et Lamberti Bos; Editco Navai. Lond: s.n., 1918.
Bos, Lambert. Bible: Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum. Franequerae: Franciscus Halma, 1709.
Brenton, Lancelot Charles Lee. Bible: The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament with an English Translation, and with Various Readings and Critical Notes. London: Bagster, 1879.
———. The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament, According to the Vatican Text. London: S. Bagster and Sons, 1844.
Ceriani, Antonio Maria, and Reale Istituto lombardo di scienze e lettere. Critica Biblica : the Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint, Edited for the Syndics of the University Press by Henry Barclay Swete D.D. Vol. I Genesis - IV Kings. Cambridge, 1887. Milano: Tip. Bernardoni di C. Rebeschini e C., 1888.
Conybeare, F. C, St. George William Joseph Stock, and Henry Barclay Swete. Bible: Selections from the Septuagint, According to the Text of Swete. Boston: Ginn, 1905.
Conybeare, F. C., and George Stock. Grammar of Septuagint Greek. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1905.
Deissmann, Adolf. Kennedy, H.H.A., Sources of New Testament Greek or the Influence of the Septuagint on the Vocabulary of the New Testament. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1896.
Ess, Leander van. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hevdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graece Secundum Septuaginta Interpretes Ex Auctoritate Sixti Quinti Pontificis Maximi Editum Ad Exemplar Vaticanum Accuratissime Expressum Cura et Studio Leander van Ess. Lipsiae: C. Tauchnitii, 1855.
Field, Frederick. Origenis Hexaplorum Quae Supersunt: Veterum Interpretum Graecorum in Totum Vetus Testamentum Fragmenta. Oxford: Clarendon, 1875.
Gough, Henry. The New Testament Quotations Collated with the Scriptures of the Old Testament in the Original Hebrew and the Version of the LXX ; and with the Other Writings, Apocryphal, Talmudic, and Classical, Cited or Alleged so to Be. London: Walton and Maberly, 1855.
Grabe, Joannes Ernestus. Bible: Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum Olim Ad Fidem Codicis MS. Alexandrini Summo Studio ... a Joanne Ernesto Grabe Nunc Exemplaris Vaticani Aliorumque MSS. Codd. Tiguri Helvetiorum: Joannis Heideggeri & Soc, 1730.
Hatch, Edwin. Essays in Biblical Greek. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889.
Hatch, Edwin, and Henry A Redpath. A Concordance to the Septuagint and the Other Greek Versions of the Old Testament (Including the Apocryphal Books). Graz: Clarendon Press, 1900. http://books.google.com/books?id=fnY2AQAAMAAJ.
Hatch, Edwin, and Henry Adeney Redpath. A Concordance to the Septuagint and the Other Greek Versions of the Old Testament Supplement. Oxford: Clarendon press, 1906.
He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hevdomekonta : Psalterion. En Londino, 1933.
Holmes, Robert, and James Parsons. Bible: Vetus Testamentum Græcum Cum Variis Lectionibus. Oxonii: Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1798.
Kaminka, Armand. Septuaginta Und Targum Zu Proverbia. Cincinnati: [s.n.], 1931.
Kennedy, H. A. A. Sources of New Testament Greek or the Influence of the Septuagint on the Vocabulary of the New Testament / by H. A. A. Kennedy. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark : c1895, 1895.
Kenyon, Frederick G. Recent Developments in the Textual Criticism of the Greek Bible .... London: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1933.
Lake, Helen, and Kirsopp Lake. Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus (et Friderico-Augustanus Lipsiensis). The New Testament, the Epistle of Barnabas and the Shepherd of Hermas Preserved in the Imperial Library of St. Petersburg. The Old Testament. Preserved in the Public Library of Petrogra. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1911.
Lake, Kirsopp. Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus et Friderico-Augustanus Lipsiensis : The Old Testament Preserved in the Public Library of Petrograd, in the Library of the Society of Ancient Literature in Petrograd, and in the Library of the University of Leipzig 1922. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922.
Margolis, Max Leopold. Textual Criticism of the Greek Old Testament. s.l.: s.n.], 1928.
Margolis, Max Leopold, and Annenberg Research Institute. Bible: The Book of Joshua in Greek According to the Critically Restored Text with an Apparatus Containing the Variants of the Principal Recensions and of the Individual Witnesses. Paris: P. Geuthner, 1931.
McLean, Norman, H. St. J Thackeray, Alan England Brooke, and E. Liebmann. Bible: The Old Testament in Greek According to the Text of Codex Vaticanus, Supplemented from Other Uncial Manuscripts, with a Critical Apparatus Containing the Variants of the Chief Ancient Authorities for the Text of the Septuagint. ZAW. Vol. 25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1906.
Meecham, Henry George. Letter of Aristeas: The Oldest Version of the Bible “Aristeas” on Its Traditional Origin. A Study in Early Apologetic, with Translation and Appendices. London: Holborn Publishing House, 1932.
Moulton, James Hope. A Grammar of the Septuagint. [London?]: [s.n.], 1910.
Mozley, F. W. The Psalter of the Church the Septuagint Psalms Compared with the Hebrew, with Various Notes. Cambridge, New York: University Press. Macmillan distributor, 1905.
Mritan, J. La Version Grecque Des Livres de Samuel Prcde D’une Introduction Sur La Critique Textuelle. Paris: Librairie orientale et amricaine. J. Maisonneuve, 1898.
Nestle, Eberhard. Veteris Testamenti Graeci : Codices Vaticanus et Sinaiticus Cum Textu Recepto Collati Ab Eberardo Nestle. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1880.
Nestle, Eberhard, and Constantin von Tischendorf. Bible: Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes Textum Vaticanum Romanum Emendatius Ed., Argumenta et Locos Novi Testamenti Parallelos Notavit, Omnem Lectionis Varietatem Codicum Vetustissimorum Alexandrini, Ephraemi Syri, Friderico Augustani Subiun. S.l.: Brockhaus, 1880.
Orthodoxos Ekklesia tes Hellados. Hiera Synodos tes Ekklesias tes Hellados. He Pallaia Diatheke Kata Tous Ebdomekonta. En Athenais: Ekdotikos oikos he “Zoe,,” 1928.
Ottley, Richard Rusden. The Book of Isaiah, According to the Septuagint (Codex Alexandrinus). 2nd. ed. o. London: Clay and sons, 1904.
Ottley, Richard Rusden RR. A Handbook to the Septuagint. London: Methuen & co. ltd, 1920.
Rahlfs, Alfred, and Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. Septuaginta : Vetus Testamentum Graecum. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1926.
Redpath, Henry A, and Edwin Hatch. A Concordance to the Septuagint and the Other Greek Versions of the Old Testament (including the Apocryphal Books), by the Late Edwin Hatch, M.A., D.D., and Henry A. Redpath, M.A., Assisted by Many Scholars. Supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900.
Schleusner, Johann Friedrich, and Johann Christian Biel. Novus Thesaurus Philologico-Criticus, Sive, Lexicon in LXX et Reliquos Interpretes Graecos Ac Scriptores Apocryphos Veteris Testamenti. Vol. Editio alt. Londini: Jacobi Duncan, 1829.
Scholz, Anton. Die Alexandrinische Übersetzung Des Buches Jesaias : Eine Rectorsrede. Würzburg: Leo Woerl, 1880.
Scrivener, Frederick. A Full Collation of the Codex Sinaiticus with the Received Text of the New Testament : to Which Is Prefixed a Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Deighton Bell and Co., 1864.
Streane, A. W. The Double Text of Jeremiah (Massoretic and Alexandrian) Compared Together with an Appendix on the Old Latin Evidence. Cambridge, London: Deighton Bell. George Bell, 1896.
Stuart, C. E. The Greek Septuagint : Its Use in the New Testament Examined. London: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 1859.
Swete, Henry. Selections from the Septuagint According to the Text of Swete,. Boston,;New York,: Ginn and Company, 1905.
———. The Old Testament in Greek, According to the Septuagint. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.
Thackeray, H. St. J. Some Aspects of the Greek Old Testament. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1927.
———. The Letter of Aristeas. London; New York: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ; Macmillan, 1918.
Thomson, Charles. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Covenant, Commonly Called the Old and New Testament. Philadelphia: J. Aitken, 1808.
Tischendorf, Aenotheus Fridericus Constantinus. Novum Testamentum Sinaiticum : Sive, Novum Testamentum Cum Epistula Barnabae et Fragmentis Pastoris, Ex Codice Sinaitico. Lipsiae: F. A. Brockhaus, 1863.
Tischendorf, Constantin. Bibliorum Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus. Edited by Konstantin Tischendorf. Petropoli: G. Olms, 1862.
Tischendorf, Constantin von; Nestle Eberhard. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graece Juxta LXX Interpretes. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1887.
Tischendorf, Constantin von. Bible: He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes. Vol. Editio qua. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1869.
Tischendorf, Constantin von, and Eberhard Nestle. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum Graece Juxta LXX Interpretes. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1880.
———. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hevdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1887.
Tischendorf, Konstantin von. Bibliorum Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus. [5], Appendix Codicum Celeberrimorum Sinaitici Vaticani Alexandrini : Cum Imitatione Ipsorum Antiqua Manu Scriptorum. Petropoli, 1867.
———. Codex Friderico Augustanus Sive Fragmenta Veteris Testament : e Codice Graeco, Omnium Qui in Europa Supersunt Facile Antiquissimo, in Oriente Detexit, in Patriam Attulit. Lipsiae: Köhler, 1846.
Van Ess, Leander. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tus Hebdomekonta Sev Vu Vetvs Testamentvm Graecvm Ivxta Septvaginta Interpretes Ex Avctoritate Sixti Qvinti Pontificis Maximi Editvm. S.l.: Tavchnitii, 1824.
Von Tischendorf, Constantin. Bible: He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes. Vol. Editio qua. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1869.
Von Tischendorf, Constantin, and Eberhard Nestle. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum Graece Juxta LXX Interpretes. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1880.
———. He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hevdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes. Lipsiae: F.A. Brockhaus, 1887.
Wendland, Paul, and Ludwig Mendelssohn. Letter of Aristeas: Aristeae Ad Philocratem Epistula Cum Ceteris de Origine Versionis LXX Interpretum Testemoniis. Lipsiae: In aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1900.
Wikgren, Allen Paul. A Comparative Study of the Theodotionic and Septuagint Translations of Daniel. Chicago, Ill, 1932.
Workman, George Coulson, and Franz Delitzsch. The Text of Jeremiah or, A Critical Investigation of the Greek and Hebrew with the Variations in the LXX. Retranslated into the Original and Explained. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1889.
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