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This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book that investigates the translation of Hebrew verbs in Chronicles. The translation was influenced by two main factors: the translator's "philosophy" of translation derived from the cultural context and the translator's understanding of the Hebrew verbal system derived from the historical linguistic context. His "philosophy" of translation was influenced by his background, probably that of the Jewish community in Alexandria, and by precedents or examples of translation within that community. In order to investigate the translator of Chronicles' understanding of the Hebrew verbal system, the chapter briefly surveys other studies on the translation of Hebrew verbs into Greek in the Septuagint, comparing them with the approach of this study.

Keywords: Chronicles; Greek; Hebrew verbs

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