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LXX’S Rendering Of Hebrew Proper Names And The Characterisation Of Translation Technique Of The Book Of Judges

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The question of the so-called translation technique plays a crucial role in the study of the Septuagint. In order to assess accurately the value of the Septuagint translation and to characterise correctly its translators, a thorough study of the translation technique is indispensable. This chapter investigates how the Septuagint translators of the A- and B-texts of Judges have dealt with the phenomenon of aetiology and whether this analysis suggests the same conclusion as that which Sollamo drew regarding the Greek rendering of semiprepositions, namely that Judges A and Judges B belong, in this respect, to the most slavish translations in the whole of the Septuagint. After having given a brief introduction to each of the Hebrew texts, the Greek versions are examined.

Keywords: Book of Judges; Hebrew proper names; Judges A; Judges B; Septuagint



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