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

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

    1. 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?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

    1. 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.

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