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Title: De Nomine Dei
Subtitle: Theological Exegesis in Verses of the Septuagint Version of Proverbs Containing ὁ θεός without Any Counterpart in the Masoretic Text?
Author(s): BEECKMAN, Bryan
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 43 Issue: 4 Date: 2020
The theology of the different Septuagint (LXX) books has become one of the major topics in recent LXX research. For LXX Proverbs, it is mainly Johann Cook who has emphasised a specific theology for the LXX version of the book. According to him, the translator of Proverbs was a conservative Jew who put more emphasis on the law of Moses and who warned his readers against foreign wisdom. Moreover, in a recent article (Revue Biblique, 2021) I have analysed the additional attestations of ὁ κύριος without any counterpart in MT in order to determine if the LXX version of Proverbs reflects a different theology. This analysis has shown that the LXX Proverbs does not necessarily attest a different theology to MT but nuances and emphasises the theology of MT. The present article will examine the additional attestations of ὁ θεός in LXX Proverbs in order to obtain an even more adequate image of its theology and translation technique.