When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible (BOK)

Timothy Michael Law

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Most readers do not know about the Bible used almost universally by early Christians, or about how that Bible was birthed, how it grew to prominence, and how it differs from the one used as the basis for most modern translations. Although it was one of the most important events in the history of our civilization, the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the third century BCE is an event almost unknown outside of academia. Timothy Michael Law offers the first book to make this topic accessible to a wider audience. Retrospectively, we can hardly imagine the history of Christian thought, and the history of Christianity itself, without the Old Testament. When the Emperor Constantine adopted the Christian faith, his fusion of the Church and the State ensured that the Christian worldview (which by this time had absorbed Jewish ideals that had come to them through the Greek translation) would leave an imprint on subsequent history. This book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first Christian Old Testament.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Timothy Michael Law
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199781713
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,7cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 450 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biblical studies & exegesis, History of religion, Old Testaments