Responding to a Puzzled Scribe Paperback

The Barberini Version of Habakkuk 3 Analysed in the Light of the Other Greek Versions

by Joshua L. Harper;

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Responding to a Puzzled Scribe

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In part one of this book Joshua L. Harper is able to demonstrate the following aspects of the Barberini version: when compared with the other Greek versions, it appears that the Barberini version was originally independent of the Septuagint but has been influenced by it in transmission. The Barberini version was probably translated no earlier than the later books of the Septuagint (that is, around the first century BC), and no later than the mid-third century AD. The style, methods of translation, and exegetical affinities suggest that the translator was primarily concerned with producing stylistic, understandable Greek rather than with conforming closely to the Hebrew source text. The translator was probably Jewish, particularly since some readings resonate with Jewish exegetical traditions. The relatively polished Greek suggests that the translator had received some formal Greek education, perhaps in a Hellenistic Jewish community. In the second part of this work Harper provides text, translation, and notes for the major Greek versions.
The Barberini version has been analysed in particular detail, with regard to lexical and syntactical translation technique, as well as matters of style.

Responding to a Puzzled Scribe by Joshua L. Harper was published by Bloomsbury 3PL in August 2016. The ISBN for Responding to a Puzzled Scribe is 9780567671950.

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Page last updated 18th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury 3PL (August 2016)
Number of Pages336
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4448941
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