Introductions to the Septuagint (LXX)

 

Online Resources

 

The Septuagint Online (A superb starting point for LXX studies)

 

History of the Septuagint

 

Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek by Henry Barclay Swete (2nd edition. Cambridge: CUP, 1914). Complete text (username: any; password: any)

 

Grammar of Septuagint Greek: With Selected Readings, Vocabularies, and Updated Indexes by F. C. Conybeare Complete text (Find the page for the section you want to read and then enter that page number in the address immediately after greekgrammar&page= and before &view=png)

 

The Old Testament in Greek edited by A. E. Brooke, N. McLean, and H. St-J. Thackeray. (London : Cambridge University Press, 1906-). LXX text with critical apparatus for Genesis-Ruth.

 

The Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint by H.B. Swete

Vol. 1. Genesis - 4 Kingdoms (pages 1-830) Vol. 2. 1 Chronicles Tobit (pages 1-880) Vol. 3. Hosea 4 Maccabees (pages 1-904)

 

To navigate through these volumes I recommend estimating the appropriate page number and placing it in the address in the place indicated: http://www.ccel.org/php/disp.php?authorID=swete&bookID=lxx1&page=[page number here]&view=png)

 

 

Initial Bibliography

 

Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen H. Jobes & Moises Silva

 

The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Version of the Bible by Natalio Fernandez Marcos, Wilfred G.E. Watson

 

The Septuagint As Christian Scripture: Its Prehistory And The Problem Of Its Canon by Martin Hengel

 

The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research by R. Timothy McLay