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Title: Psalm 7 in Greek
Subtitle: Three Forays into the Secret World of OG
Author(s): SMITH, Jannes
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 52 Date: 2019
With a nod to Pierre Berton’s classic children’s tale, The Secret World of Og, this paper engages the ongoing pursuit for the Old Greek text of Psalms. In the absence of a fully-critical edition for Septuagint Psalms, it falls to commentators to survey the manuscript evidence and leverage translation technique in order to evaluate and improve upon Alfred Rahlfs’ semi-critical and dated edition. This paper explores three text-critical problems from Psalm 7, illustrating that one can access the world of OG through the rather different but interconnected caverns of source text, translation technique, and transmission history.