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Septuaginta: the Greek Old Testament in the History of Religious Mind

Septuaginta: the Greek Old Testament in the History of Religious Mind

Септуагинта: древнегреческий текст Ветхого Завета в истории религиозной мысли
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ISBN: 978-5-19-011275-7 publication date: 2018 format: 60×90 1/16 pages': 912
Abstract

The Septuagint, being the fi rst written biblical translation, was also the early testimony of understanding of the sacred text. It was not inferior by age to the scrolls of Qumran and earlier than the New Testament books, as well as than the written form of aramaic targums. The whole literature of Judaeo-Hellenism is associated with it. For the early Greek Christian communities it was the fi rst form of Scriptura Sacra. Opposition of angels and demons, idea of creation of the Universe «ex nihilo» were perceived by the European thought through the Septuagint. The study of this textual witness now seems to be more and more important and, from other side, more and more complicated, due to the scale and the depth of sources, and also due to the crisis of understanding. In the second, corrected and revised edition of the monography by I. S. Veviurko there is proposed a solution for some issues in regard to our perception of the Septuagint as a whole phenomenon standing in manifold relations to the broad context of the biblical age.

To cite this article
Veviurko I. S. (2018) Septuaginta: the Greek Old Testament in the History of Religious Mind. — Moscow University Press, 218. — 912 p.
About the author
Vevyurko I.S.

Ph.D in Philosophy,

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