Which Jonah?

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Which Jonah?

Postby Jonathan Robie » August 15th, 2012, 9:52 am

Our Sunday evening Greek reading group finished Philippians, and we're moving on to Jonah. I'm looking for a version that I can print up for the group.

Ellopos has one version that looks pretty good, if I take just the Greek column and leave out the English. Is there a better text to use for this group?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Ken M. Penner » August 15th, 2012, 10:01 am

For such questions, a handy resource is maintained by Joel Kalvesmaki at http://www.kalvesmaki.com/lxx/texts.htm
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Jonathan Robie » August 15th, 2012, 11:13 am

If I want something freely distributable, I think my choices basically boil down to:

1. Printing out the scans of Swete, nice edition, low quality
2. Printing out Rahlfs or Brenton

Is that about right? If I have to pick 2, I'm guessing good quality punctuation and diacritics may determine whose version I use.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Ken M. Penner » August 15th, 2012, 1:27 pm

I tend to use Hancock's version of Rahlfs because it is easier to manipulate, since it is already in Word .doc format.
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Jonathan Robie » August 15th, 2012, 3:20 pm

Looks good - thanks!
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Jason Hare » August 15th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:Our Sunday evening Greek reading group finished Philippians, and we're moving on to Jonah. I'm looking for a version that I can print up for the group.

Ellopos has one version that looks pretty good, if I take just the Greek column and leave out the English. Is there a better text to use for this group?


Have you seen the German Bible Society's online Bibles? Here's the book of Jonah.
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby Ken M. Penner » August 15th, 2012, 10:11 pm

As far as I can tell, the differences between Hancock's version and the Bible Society's version are in the encoding of accented capital letters (whether precomposed-Hancock or decomposed-Bible Society), and in the encoding of the apostrophe (1FBD-Bible Society or 2019-Hancock). Hancock is preferable in both cases.
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Re: Which Jonah?

Postby ed krentz » August 16th, 2012, 1:13 pm

I use the Rahlfs LXX from Linguists Software; standard basic edition.
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