File under: I can’t believe this is free.
From The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS):
The Göttingen Septuaginta-Unternehmen, home of the Göttingen editions of the Septuagint, has announced two initiatives of interest to those dealing with textual criticism of the Septuagint.
Follow the link above to the Unternehmen’s home page. There’s a lot to check out there, including what I would consider the vacation/retreat of a lifetime. (Time with family tops everything, but this school would come in second.)
Back to the “free” part:
Several of the older volumes that have appeared in the series “Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens” are no longer available in print. To meet the wishes of the scholarly community to maintain access to these publications (among them, Rahlfs’ Verzeichnis), the Septuaginta-Unternehmen has published a free PDF scan of the first four volumes on its website.
These resources are available in the Septuaginta-Unternehmen’s new website, which is available in both German and English.
The link noted above (this one) includes, among other things, free downloads of the valuable and difficult to find Text History of the Greek… books by John William Wevers. You can download:
- Text History of the Greek Genesis (1974)
- Text History of the Greek Exodus (1992)
- Text History of the Greek Leviticus (1986)
- Text History of the Greek Numbers (1982)
- Text History of the Greek Deuteronomy (1978)
They are large files, but I’m grateful to be able to have them.
15 thoughts on “John William Wevers LXX Text Histories… free .pdf downloads”
I’ve been looking everywhere for these. Thanks for the post!
Ha! Sure thing–glad it helped someone else, too.
Now it would be something to also see his “Notes on the Greek Text” books available similarly… though those are certainly worth paying for.
Free or not, I would like to add those to my library as well.
Did you see elsewhere on their website several items by Rahlfs, also now available? 🙂
Hmm, their link appears to point to the wrong place, but the items they mention, as well as another by Lagarde, are here on their site: http://goo.gl/hA7hSO
I think I saw some of those, too–it is a nice service they are offering by making these freely available!
I just stumbled across this and I find this amazing! I was working on a paper several years ago and I was looking for the Text History of Greek Exodus at my previous University’s Library (I was at UofT). I was baffled when I could not find it considering Wever’s was previously a professor at my alma mater. I will definitely keep copies of these for future reference.
Glad this is helpful to you!
I just stumbled upon this. The only access I can find of these are overpriced used copies or copies sold from SBL, here: https://secure.aidcvt.com/sbl/SearchResult.asp?SEL=060435P&Type=RLA&PCS=SBL
The links above on your post (though I realize are a few years old) are broken. Is there still online access to Wevers’ notes somewhere? I’ve been looking out for them for some time.
You may have already Googled your way here by now, but I found this:
I had not found that! Thanks!
Cant find these files at the link. Are they still there
Last time I checked they weren’t active, and I don’t know what happened to them.