need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

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Sophronios Budiman
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need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Sophronios Budiman » July 2nd, 2015, 4:51 am

how does one prepare himself in order to be able to read LXX?
btw Ive already gone through the basic using my personal favorite trio (mounce-duff-black)
is it enough for me to just go ahead to read with just basic grammar and a lexicon(lets say muraoka)?
or should I firstly equip myself with some other material?
how bout conneybear(do I spell it right?) it assumes that one knows about classical greek which I dont
is it useful for me?



thx before

Roni

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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Ken M. Penner » July 2nd, 2015, 7:38 am

Sophronios Budiman wrote:how does one prepare himself in order to be able to read LXX?
You're already prepared. Just start reading. You might want a dictionary nearby, but it doesn't have to be specialized. When I was starting out, I found Langenscheidt's helpful. Muraoka is excellent, but more than you need just for reading. Conybeare and Stock is helpful and can provide a bit of a guided introduction; I get my classically trained students to read it through, but it might be better used for reference when something you're reading seems strange or unexpected.
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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Louis L Sorenson » July 2nd, 2015, 11:29 pm

There is also H. Saint John Thackeray's A Grammar of the Old Testament in Greek: According to the Septuagint (1909) Vol. 1 Introduction, Orthography and Accidence. It is available on Google books or Logos.

I've got some content from the Psalms GreekStudy reading group online at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/psalms/. Mozely has a commentary on the Psalms. Otley has one on Isaiah. Those could be helpful to explain some of the odd Greek constructions which can happen in LXX greek. I would recommend reading selections that have more normalized Greek, as there is a wide variety of translation techniques used between the various books.

Genesis is fun. There are several versions of some books. You could read those side by side and compare them.

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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Sophronios Budiman » July 3rd, 2015, 11:38 pm

Ken M. Penner wrote:
Sophronios Budiman wrote:how does one prepare himself in order to be able to read LXX?
You're already prepared. Just start reading. You might want a dictionary nearby, but it doesn't have to be specialized. When I was starting out, I found Langenscheidt's helpful. Muraoka is excellent, but more than you need just for reading. Conybeare and Stock is helpful and can provide a bit of a guided introduction; I get my classically trained students to read it through, but it might be better used for reference when something you're reading seems strange or unexpected.
just check itout, sadly two of my favorite online bookstores do not sell langenscheidts.. if it should not specialised than I'll use LSJ lexicon on my android's apps instead? LXX is still in greek language after all?

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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Sophronios Budiman » July 3rd, 2015, 11:42 pm

Louis L Sorenson wrote:There is also H. Saint John Thackeray's A Grammar of the Old Testament in Greek: According to the Septuagint (1909) Vol. 1 Introduction, Orthography and Accidence. It is available on Google books or Logos.

I've got some content from the Psalms GreekStudy reading group online at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/psalms/. Mozely has a commentary on the Psalms. Otley has one on Isaiah. Those could be helpful to explain some of the odd Greek constructions which can happen in LXX greek. I would recommend reading selections that have more normalized Greek, as there is a wide variety of translation techniques used between the various books.

Genesis is fun. There are several versions of some books. You could read those side by side and compare them.
who the years 1909 of a classic! better to use it as a refference also then?

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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Shirley Rollinson » July 5th, 2015, 8:45 pm

Sophronios Budiman wrote:how does one prepare himself in order to be able to read LXX?
- - - snip snip - - -
thx before

Roni
Just start reading it :-)
Be aware that some of the books, eg. Jeremiah, have material in a different order to the Hebrew, and some eg. Job have extra stuff.
A website which is a really good help is John Barach's at
http://www.motorera.com/greek/
with the LXX starting at
http://www.motorera.com/greek/lxx/genesis01.html
and a lexicon at
http://www.motorera.com/greek/lexicon/a.html
and lessons at
http://www.motorera.com/greek/lessons/lesson00.html

Happy reading
Shirley Rollinson

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Re: need suggestion concerning approaching LXX

Post by Sophronios Budiman » July 5th, 2015, 10:13 pm

efcharisto poli all for the replies :D .

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