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This is the introduction chapter of the book, which analyzes the translation technique and theology of the translator of LXX-Amos. Translation technique has to do "with the ways in which the Greek scribes translated Hebrew Scriptures". It is at its most basic level a comparison of the text of LXX with the text of its Vorlage, with special consideration of differences between the two. Differences between these two texts can be categorized most basically as additions, subtractions, or substitutions in LXX. Furthermore substitutions involve morphology, lexicology, and/or syntax. It considers differences from the MT found in LXX-Amos in their own context in LXX; a further objective is that the relationship of such renderings to each other be considered in order to seek to determine the technique of the translator. The chapter's goal is to describe as exhaustively as possible matters of translation technique and exegetical practice in LXX-Amos.

Keywords: exegetical practice; Hebrew scriptures; lexicology; LXX-Amos; morphology; MT; translation technique; Vorlage

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