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Free Book! Septuagint Sunday Giveaway: Lexical Dependence and Intertextual Allusion in the LXX 12 Prophets

October 14, 2012

I am giving away a book at Words on the Word this week. It’s a study by Myrto Theocharous called Lexical Dependence and Intertextual Allusion in the Septuagint of the Twelve Prophets: Studies in Hosea, Amos and Micah. This author had me at the title. (Seriously.) It’s part of the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies series from Continuum/T&T Clark. (Thanks to the publisher for making the giveaway possible.) It’s got nice library binding, good quality paper, clear and easy-to-read Greek and Hebrew fonts.

I’ve been enjoying working my way through it, and in coming weeks will offer a review of the book. You can browse inside by clicking here (Amazon affiliate link). Here’s an excerpt from the publisher’s description of the book:

This book explores various aspects of intertextuality in the LXX Twelve Prophets, with a special emphasis on Hosea, Amos and Micah.

Divided into five parts, the first introduces the topic of intertextuality, discusses issues relating to the Twelve Prophets and their translator and concludes with various methodological considerations. Chapter two deals initially with the lexical sourcing of the prophets in their Hellenistic milieu and tests proposed theories of influence from the Pentateuch.

The rest of the book examines specific cases from the books of Hosea, Amos and Micah.

Theocharous summarizes her book in this short pdf. From what I’ve read so far, I can already recommend it.

I will choose a winner at random this time next week. To enter the drawing, simply comment on this blog post with your greetings, thoughts about the Septuagint or prophets, World Series predictions, etc.

Then if you link to this post on your Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc., come back here to tell me in the comments section that you did, and you’ll receive a second entry. I will announce the winner on the blog before midnight Sunday, October 21.

And you can now like Words on the Word on Facebook.

56 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2012 9:27 pm

    If the LXX was good enough for Jesus and Paul, it’s good enough for me.

    • October 15, 2012 3:43 pm

      Wait–I thought they used King James?

      In all seriousness–I’m trying to learn more about just how much “Septuagint” Jesus might have had access to… do you have any leads/resources I can explore here?

  2. October 14, 2012 9:35 pm

    Looks interesting. And I do love Amos.

    Also shared on Twitter!

  3. Héctor Molano permalink
    October 14, 2012 9:35 pm

    Fantastic book and really a good help

    • Héctor Molano permalink
      October 14, 2012 9:36 pm

      I did it, I post it in my facebook

  4. Roy Hartzler permalink
    October 14, 2012 9:53 pm

    Might be interesting. I like the prophets and comparing end-time prophecy with what I see happening in the world today.I did put a link on my FB page.

  5. Sam Gibby permalink
    October 14, 2012 10:09 pm

    Interesting subject. I know my wife would love to get her hands on it.

    As far as the World Series, Cardinals v Tigers, Cards in 6 games.

    • Sam Gibby permalink
      October 14, 2012 10:12 pm

      And just tweeted the link to this.

  6. October 14, 2012 11:27 pm

    Okay. Here’s my first entry.

  7. October 14, 2012 11:33 pm

    And now I posted it on Facebook, too.

  8. October 14, 2012 11:54 pm

    Greetings, and count me in!

  9. October 14, 2012 11:54 pm

    I also tweeted the giveaway!

  10. October 15, 2012 12:14 am

    The neglected LXX – by too many Christians

  11. October 15, 2012 2:04 am

    I’d LOVE to see my favorite prophet Hosea talked about in this book. I prefer the Septuagint as it is what the NT authors used.

  12. October 15, 2012 8:45 am

    Posted on FB. Looks like an interesting read… Though if I get it, I’ll have to put it off till I’m done at Drexel. 😉

  13. October 15, 2012 9:26 am

    Sounds like a fun read to me. 🙂

  14. Andrew Sargent, PhD permalink
    October 15, 2012 9:31 am

    Great Idea. I’ve been looking at doing an academic blog and am interested in seeing how this blog thing is done. I typically quip that blogging will be the death of good writing and careful thinking, but it is hard to kick against the goads. Hope yours is successful.

  15. October 15, 2012 10:16 am

    This looks great! Count me in the contest!

  16. Neal Piwowarski permalink
    October 15, 2012 10:20 am

    I’m thrilled that scholars are devoting more attention to the LXX than they have in the past. Maybe Eerdmans will start doing commentaries on the LXX text of the OT as part of the New International Greek Testament Commentary series.

  17. October 15, 2012 10:41 am

    Yes, I want the LXX, and I shared the link on my Facebook!

  18. October 15, 2012 10:54 am

    Love it! Thanks a bunch for the opportunity. I love LXX studies. The world of the LXX is complicated and requires careful studies. A book like this would be very welcomed into my collection. Thanks!

  19. October 15, 2012 11:25 am

    I’d like this book.

  20. Steve Black permalink
    October 15, 2012 11:47 am

    Sounds like a fascinating book.

  21. October 15, 2012 1:21 pm

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your blog and have often sent your posts to fellow graduate students studying the same material. Keep up the good work, for you have fans out here!

    • October 15, 2012 4:10 pm

      Dustin–that’s great! Thanks so much for spreading the word.

      Also, dustinmartyr is an awesome name.

  22. October 15, 2012 3:07 pm

    I heart the LXX.

  23. October 15, 2012 3:11 pm

    Tweeted and Facebooked. Sign me up twice!

  24. October 15, 2012 3:12 pm

    Oooh, this looks nice. I did some work on the LXX translation of Amos and Habakkuk in Seminary.

    • Bethychicken permalink
      October 15, 2012 5:57 pm

      Oh my goodness. I feel really dumb. That’s all.

  25. Melissa Fitzpatrick permalink
    October 15, 2012 5:27 pm

    I love LXX studies! Can’t wait to read this at some point in the future.

  26. Melissa Fitzpatrick permalink
    October 15, 2012 5:32 pm

    FYI: Just posted your link on Twitter.

  27. October 15, 2012 5:46 pm

    Hello! I love LXX studies. Currently in an LXX class this semester – it’s been fascinating.

    Also, my birthday is on Oct. 21 so winning would make it a very happy birthday! 🙂

  28. Sharon Weldon permalink
    October 15, 2012 6:13 pm

    Really, this would be for my husband. He’d flip out if I present this to him. As far as World Series. Super Bowl would be so cool if the Redskins went and maybe beat the Cowboys or Giants.

    • Sharon Weldon permalink
      October 15, 2012 6:14 pm

      PS: posting to FB and Twitter

  29. Andrew King permalink
    October 15, 2012 7:00 pm

    I look forward to exploring this book. I hope to write a dissertation on the use of the Book of the Twelve in the NT, so this is a welcomed addition.

    I tweeted and Facebooked so sign me up twice.

  30. Rhonda McClellan permalink
    October 15, 2012 7:26 pm

    An opportunity to learn and dive deeper into God’s Word always makes my heart pitter-patter. 🙂

  31. Jen in TX permalink
    October 15, 2012 10:31 pm

    Would love to add this to my study library!

  32. October 15, 2012 10:53 pm

    Great offer! LXX studies are fascinating!

  33. October 15, 2012 10:55 pm

    just posted this on facebook! I want two chances to win!

  34. Christy Vines permalink
    October 16, 2012 1:19 am

    What an amazing opportunity….I don’t have much luck with giveaways, but after reading the author’s description I am very interested in reading whether I win the free copy or not.

  35. Christy Vines permalink
    October 16, 2012 1:20 am

    Also shared on twitter

  36. October 16, 2012 6:17 pm

    I would be very interested in this book! I love studying the prophets, and I need to expand my studies outside of the Hebrew text to include the LXX as well!

  37. October 16, 2012 6:17 pm


  38. October 17, 2012 6:23 pm

    Am I still in time to bid for this? Myrto is a good friend and I’d love to read her work – I do lots in NT authors’ appropriation of the OT.

    • October 17, 2012 7:43 pm

      Not too late, Steve! Contest runs through Sunday–I’ll announce the winner then. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, etc. (and coming back to comment that you did) gains you another entry.

  39. October 18, 2012 6:32 am

    I would love to have a copy of it! I found your FB Page so I’m following you there now too.

  40. byron g. curtis permalink
    October 20, 2012 12:18 am

    I’m working on an article on LXX-Zechariah. Interested.

  41. Roy R. Hartzler permalink
    December 8, 2012 10:49 am

    I love studying the prophets. Hope I win!!! 🙂

  42. December 8, 2012 10:53 am

    I just put a post to your link on Facebook. 🙂

    • December 8, 2012 10:56 am

      Thanks, Roy! Sorry you missed it–the contest has actually ended. But another giveaway will be coming before Christmas!


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