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Title: Multicausality in Septuagint Studies
Author(s): DHONT, Marieke
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 54    Date: 2021   
Pages: 43-53
DOI: 10.2143/JSCS.54.0.3290330

Abstract :
One of the achievements of John A.L. Lee’s latest monograph, The Greek of the Pentateuch, is that the author, by means of a substantial list of examples, demonstrates the many different aspects of natural Greek usage in the Septuagint Pentateuch. Lee starts by briefly presenting some aspects of vocabulary, which was the main topic of his 1983 monograph, A Lexical Study of the Greek of the Pentateuch. The focus of his most recent book pertains mainly to evidence relating to syntax, register, and idiom. In this article, I want to single out a few thoughts and observations presented by John Lee as a gateway to discussing the implications of his monograph for our approach to the study of the translation technique and the language of the Septuagint.

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