A Fantastic Book I cannot tell you how good this book is: Invitation to the Septuagint by Karen Jobes & Moises Silva Rate this:Share this:RedditTwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 16 thoughts on “A Fantastic Book” Add yours I looked at it briefly last year. What in your mind makes it stand out from among other Septuagint introductions? Reply What other Septuagint introductions? The only other books that reasonably function as introductions are either dated or obnoxiously expensive. Reply Jobes and Silva together is like chocolate and ice cream together, you just know its good! Reply Mmmm… Reply Why don’t you attempt to tell us in a review? 😉 Reply If I had time… I’d do it if I didn’t have a life outside this web page. I need to finish writing about discontinuous syntax before I start anything else. Reply I cannot tell you what I think of this blogging style but I may have to try it. Jeff Reply blogging through a book? Or randomly linking to one with a one line comment? The one-liner. Good at saving time. I’d love to see a review too but I know how time consuming that is. And it’s not like you got a review copy of it and have any obligation. Jeff Yeah, non-review copy books are harder to make a priority to review. As for this particular book, if you skim the more difficult sections (or even just skip them – there’s enough to come back to later when you have a better grasp of things), this particular book is a surprisingly easy read. I knocked it off in two days. Its that well written. i’ve been meaning to read this book for quite some time now Reply its worth it. Reply Hi Mike, I don’t think I’ve commented on your blog before, but I thought I’d add my two cents. I agree that Jobes and Silva is the best LXX Introduction, Natalio Fernandez Marcos’ The Septuagint in Context is fantastic but quite expensive and hard to get ahold of. There is another newer introduction by Jennifer Dines (The Septuagint) that is very good, if brief, but it interacts with both Jobes and Silva and Marcos’ book, which is helpful. There are also two very good online resources: http://www.kalvesmaki.com/LXX/index.htm and http://biblical-studies.ca/lxx/lxx.html. I attempted my own review of Jobes and Silva a while ago here: http://kilbabo.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/book-review-jobes-and-silvas-invitation-to-the-septuagint/ Blessings, Ben Reply Hi Ben, thanks for dropping by. Its true there are others. I think Dines is too short. I’ve wanted to look at Marcos’ book, but I can’t afford it and its been checked out at the library by a professor for some time. Another good site is CCAT’s LXX site, which you can google for the link. Reply The one thing I appreciated about Dines book, more than Jobes and Silva, was her inclusion of a discussion of the reception of the LXX in Judaism and early Christianity. This is a discussion lacking in Jobes and Silva and I think its an important one for those wrestling with understanding the Septuagint as Christian Scripture. Another great book on this is M. Hengel’s work, The Septuagint as Christian Scripture. Reply Agreed, Hengel is, well, always fantastic. And Jobes/Silva might have been better titled, Invitation to the Text of the Septuagint. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.