A One-Volume LXX-NT
UPDATE: a link below to Abram K-J’s review.
The best readings of the texts of the New Testament come out of readings of the texts of the Septuagint. Likewise, seeing how the Septuagint texts have been received and appropriated through the centuries necessarily includes how the New Testament writers seemed to read them. Probably because not many are convinced of the value of reading the two sets of texts together, no single volume LXX-NT has been published. And wouldn’t it really take several volumes to handle all of the pages?
One of the rare works to explore the relationships between the NT and the LXX is Rodney J. Decker’s wonderful Koine Greek Reader: Selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers (Kregel 2007). Last summer, Abram K-J posted a quick review with some of the pages from Decker’s work.
Then just yesterday, Abram K-J posted the following exciting announcement of:
a Greek Old Testament (LXX) and Greek New Testament (NA28) under one cover. Here’s the product page. The thing is more than 3,000 pages and expensive. And those dimensions of 18.4 x 13.3 … are likely in centimeters.
We look forward to hearing more and to seeing such a volume. As you have updates and opinions, please feel free to post them in comments here. We’ll do the same.
UPDATE: here’s the link to Abram K-J’s review.