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Gentiles, Eschatology, And Messianism In LXX-Amos

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This chapter brings together three topics that are related in LXX-Amos: Gentiles, eschatology, and messianism. Differences between the MT and LXX emphasize these topics in the LXX and suggest they were important to the translator. There is not a systematic development of the theology of the translator in LXX-Amos; instead there are hints of his beliefs in the translation, especially in passages that were difficult or obscure in the Vorlage. He apparently finds reference to some of his biases and concerns in such passages, and at other times such passages give him opportunity to develop further or to introduce his biases. For the translator of Amos it is the restoration of the Davidic kingdom/dynasty that makes way for the Gentiles to seek the Lord, and the Lord declares his Anointed to "humans", apparently Gentiles. God in LXX-Amos is especially "the Almighty One", the sovereign God of all, including Gentiles.

Keywords: Davidic kingdom; eschatology; gentiles; God; LXX-Amos; messianism; MT; translation; Vorlage



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