Title: First Bible of the Church: A Plea for the Septuagint (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press November 2009
0567273202 / 9780567273208
Seller ID: 94689
The First Bible of the Church describes of the shape of the Jewish Bible at the time of the New Testament, with a special focus on the significance of the Greek translation, the Septuagint. The Jewish defence of the Septuagint version and its reception into the early Church makes it a representative of the Jewish Bible tradition fully on a par with the Hebrew Bible. This fact is especially important because the Septuagint is extensively used in the New Testament writings, whereby it-and not the Hebrew Bible (the Masoretic text)-is the most obvious candidate for the title of the first Bible of the Church.