The Septuagint: What It Is and Why It Matters

By William A. Ross, Greg Lanier

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The Septuagint: What It Is and Why It Matters

By William A. Ross, Greg Lanier

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A Thorough, Accessible Introduction to the Greek Translation of the Old Testament

Most people think that the Septuagint—the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament—is only for scholars. But understanding even the basics about the Septuagint is helpful for academics and laypeople alike.

In this book, scholars Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross examine what the Septuagint is and why Christians should care about it. By distilling the complexity surrounding the origin (who and where), translation philosophy, and transmission (history), the authors address not only how the church throughout history has viewed this text, but also its continued value for the study of the Old Testament and New Testament. Here is a book that serves as a springboard for anyone interested in knowing more about the Septuagint and its relationship to the Bible.


William A. Ross

William A. Ross (PhD, University of Cambridge) is assistant professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He coauthored Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition with Greg Lanier, contributed to edited volumes related to Septuagint scholarship, published articles in several leading academic journals, and is a contributor to the ongoing Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint.

Greg Lanier

Greg Lanier (PhD, University of Cambridge) is associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He also serves as associate pastor of River Oaks Church (PCA). He has published multiple books and scholarly articles on early Christology, the Gospels, the Septuagint, and other topics. Greg and his wife, Kate, live in Florida with their three daughters.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 6.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7052-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7052-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433570520
Case Quantity: 10
Published: November 02, 2021

Table of Contents


Part 1: What Is the Septuagint? 
Chapter 1: What (If Anything) Is the So-Called Septuagint?
Chapter 2: Who and Where Did the Greek Old Testament Come From?
Chapter 3: How Was the Greek Old Testament Translated? 
Chapter 4: How Did the Greek Old Testament Develop?
Part 2: Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 5: Why Does It Matter for Studying the OT?
Chapter 6: Why Does It Matter for Studying the NT?
Chapter 7: What Kind of Authority Does the Septuagint Have?

The Septuagint: Ten Key Questions