Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

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Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Post by Jacob Rhoden » November 22nd, 2017, 7:09 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am beginning to work through Proverbs in the LXX. I am working through NT books for research purposes, but I want a greek project that I can do for fun/enjoyment/devotional purposes outside of my regular study.

As I am not very familiar with the greek of the LXX myself, I wanted to quickly check, with those who are more experienced than me in LXX studies, if such a choice is not overly crazy. If it is not particularly crazy, my second question is, is there a particularly good book or other resource that you would recommend that would go along with this? (Aside from a dictionary of course)

Thanks!

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Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Post by tdbenedict » November 23rd, 2017, 7:21 pm

I found Ruth and Jonah to be nice intros. I'm sure Proverbs works fine, too.
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Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Post by Jacob Rhoden » November 23rd, 2017, 7:47 pm

tdbenedict wrote:
November 23rd, 2017, 7:21 pm
I found Ruth and Jonah to be nice intros. I'm sure Proverbs works fine, too.
Being narratives I am sure they would be a nice introduction. As would be expected, I already finding Proverbs has a higher density of more technical terms that are not normally found in narrative. It might be a little too much for me at this point but I will stick with it for a bit.

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Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Post by Shirley Rollinson » November 27th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Jacob Rhoden wrote:
November 22nd, 2017, 7:09 pm
Hi Everyone,

I am beginning to work through Proverbs in the LXX. I am working through NT books for research purposes, but I want a greek project that I can do for fun/enjoyment/devotional purposes outside of my regular study.

As I am not very familiar with the greek of the LXX myself, I wanted to quickly check, with those who are more experienced than me in LXX studies, if such a choice is not overly crazy. If it is not particularly crazy, my second question is, is there a particularly good book or other resource that you would recommend that would go along with this? (Aside from a dictionary of course)

Thanks!
Genesis also makes a good intro. A good online resource is https://www.motorera.com/greek/ - with the GNT, LXX, and other literature, hyperlinked for parsing.
And for a bit of lively stuff you could try Judith, Bel and the Dragon, or Susanna :-)
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Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 27th, 2017, 10:05 pm

Shirley Rollinson wrote:
November 27th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Genesis also makes a good intro. A good online resource is https://www.motorera.com/greek/ - with the GNT, LXX, and other literature, hyperlinked for parsing.
Another resource that does this is here:

https://biblebento.com
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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