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Title: 'Their Sacrifices with Psalms' in the Septuagint of Isaiah 66:20
Author(s): AWABDY, Mark A.
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 52    Date: 2019   
Pages: 167-175
DOI: 10.2143/JSCS.52.0.3287100

Abstract :
This article argues that the Greek translator of Isa 66:20 alters the simile for the Diaspora’s return to Zion by freely translating 'their grain offering in a clean vessel' (את־המנחה בכלי טהור) as 'their sacrifices with psalms' (τὰς θυσίας αὐτῶν μετὰ ψαλμῶν). This exegetical rendering eliminates a perceived problem with the Hebrew, correlates with Jewish worship in the Second Temple era, and fits well with Isaiah’s anaphoric imagery.

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