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Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 8th, 2019, 1:18 pm
by Barry Hofstetter
Celebrate by reading extra chapters from the LXX! Or make a vow to start reading the LXX if you haven't started.

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 8th, 2019, 4:37 pm
by Devenios Doulenios
How cool that there is such a day! I'm reading Exodus in the LXX right now. I second this advice.

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 1:16 am
by Emma Ehrhardt
I started reading bits of the LXX not that long ago, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I could. Or at least, that Genesis' prose chapters aren't that much more difficult than Matthew's gospel to me. :)

However, I've yet to find a good "Reader's" environment for LXX reading online. Has anyone found a solution for this? Everything I've tried so far doesn't handle words which occur in the LXX but not the GNT (i.e. precisely when I would need glosses!). For example:
  • biblewebapp is my favorite reading environment usually, but in the lxx it omits those lxx-only vocab from the text entirely. It took me awhile to make out why the text didn't make sense!
  • katabiblon has a reader's environment, but doesn't seem to include glosses for words that are LXX-only.

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
by Benjamin Kantor
If you can spring for it, the new readers edition LXX from Hendrickson is a real pleasure.

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 9:48 am
by Ken M. Penner
Emma Ehrhardt wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 1:16 am
However, I've yet to find a good "Reader's" environment for LXX reading online. Has anyone found a solution for this? Everything I've tried so far doesn't handle words which occur in the LXX but not the GNT (i.e. precisely when I would need glosses!). For example:
  • biblewebapp is my favorite reading environment usually, but in the lxx it omits those lxx-only vocab from the text entirely. It took me awhile to make out why the text didn't make sense!
  • katabiblon has a reader's environment, but doesn't seem to include glosses for words that are LXX-only.
Have you tried the Alpheios Reading Tools browser extension (for Chrome and Firefox)? It turns any web page into a sort of reader's environment. Double-click on a Greek word, and it'll parse it and show some lexical entries. You can choose from four Greek lexica.

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 10:06 am
by Ken M. Penner
Emma Ehrhardt wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 1:16 am
However, I've yet to find a good "Reader's" environment for LXX reading online. Has anyone found a solution for this? Everything I've tried so far doesn't handle words which occur in the LXX but not the GNT (i.e. precisely when I would need glosses!).
I'd also point to the free resources from FaithLife/Logos (including the Swete edition of the LXX):
http://www.logos.com/product/168880/logos-8-basic
http://www.logos.com/academic-basic if you're in academia.
http://www.logos.com/product/9940/perse ... collection
http://www.logos.com/product/35581/codex-sinaiticus
Then you can use these resources online for free at http://app.logos.com

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
by Devenios Doulenios
There is also www.greekdoc.com, which includes glosses and parsing for LXX, GNT, and Apostolic Fathers.

I've used it a lot and it works well.