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Title: Freek Idiom in the LXX-Pentateuch
Subtitle: The Preposition para
Author(s): LEE, John A.L.
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 52    Date: 2019   
Pages: 39-51
DOI: 10.2143/JSCS.52.0.3287089

Abstract :
This paper examines the preposition para in the LXX-Pentateuch, where it occurs 223 times. A full analysis of the Hebrew matches shows that para renders a great variety of equivalents. A lexical analysis, with parallels in non-LXX Greek, is presented, showing that all the senses of para are in accordance with Greek usage. The conclusion is drawn that the choice of para is not due to consistent matching with any Hebrew equivalent but is determined by context and Greek usage alone. The hypothesis is put forward that the same may be true of all prepositions in the LXX-Pentateuch. The value of the LXX as evidence for contemporary Koine Greek is also noted.

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