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Title: Illuminating the Path ahead for Septuagint Studies
Subtitle: A Consideration of John A.L. Lee's The Greek of the Pentateuch
Author(s): FRESCH, Christopher J.
Journal: Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Volume: 54    Date: 2021   
Pages: 25-42
DOI: 10.2143/JSCS.54.0.3290329

Abstract :
In The Greek of the Pentateuch, John Lee provides thorough analyses of the language of the Greek Pentateuch laced with insights and discoveries drawn from a lifetime spent in ancient sources. There are many positive aspects to the book. Most notably, he demonstrates the value of documentary and Classical evidence for the study of the Septuagint and helpfully speaks to current issues in Septuagint research. There are some claims to be critiqued, but the book’s overall argument is convincing. He demonstrates the competence of the Pentateuch translators and the naturalness of their Greek. He also paves new paths for Septuagint research that will benefit the field for years to come. Lee helpfully and clearly demonstrates why this ought not be the case.

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