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Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics J. Ross Wagner

Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics

J. Ross Wagner

Published in North America
ISBN : 9783161525575
Hardcover
300 pages
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Interest in the Septuagint has never been greater, with major translation and commentary projects completed or well underway in German, French, English, and Spanish. Dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE, these translations open aMoreInterest in the Septuagint has never been greater, with major translation and commentary projects completed or well underway in German, French, English, and Spanish. Dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE, these translations open a window onto early Jewish interpretation of the Bible. Yet crucial problems of Septuagint hermeneutics, particularly the question of how to identify interpretive elements in a translated text, remain unresolved. Drawing on important work both in translation studies and in literary theory, J. Ross Wagner develops an interpretive approach that combines patient investigation of the process of translation with careful attention to the rhetorical shape of the translated text. The author demonstrates the fruitfulness of this method through a close reading of Isaiahs opening vision (Isa 1:1-31) as both translation and text. Published in North America by Baylor University Press, Waco.