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The Translator Of LXX-Amos

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This chapter summarizes what can be known about the LXX translator of Amos from the evidence in LXX-Amos. It first considers the contemporizing or updating found in LXX-Amos. Does the translator function as a prophet for his readers, and is his rendering to be considered to be "fulfillment interpretation"? Then the method of reading prophecies in LXX-Amos will be compared with two different models suggested by Van der Kooij to consider where LXX-Amos fits in with his suggested contemporary models of reading prophecies. Also important is the translator's place in the society of ancient Judaism; does the evidence suggest he was a scholar-scribe or a more word-for word, dragoman type translator? Finally, a geographical, temporal, and social-cultural context for the translator will be suggested.

Keywords: fulfillment interpretation; Judaism; LXX-Amos; prophecies; social-cultural context; translator; Van der Kooij



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