Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

4 The Septuagint

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter begins with a brief consideration of initiative and agency, before looking at how 'heart-transformation' is understood by the Septuagint translators. With respect to questions of initiative and agency, the Septuagint translations do very little to resolve the ambiguity of the Hebrew text. An investigation of the LXX is more fruitful when it comes to the operation performed on the heart. Furthermore, God's transforming work in LXX Deuteronomy 30:6 focuses on rectifying the consequences of Israel's idolatry, but not so much its cause. Even though LXX Jeremiah 4:4 might not tell us a great deal about initiative and agency, it does witness to how the heart-circumcision metaphor was understood by one of its earliest interpreters. The Septuagint serves as an important foundational step in the tradition's development. The LXX does evidence two different metaphorical interpretations of heart-circumcision, either as connoting purification or the reorientation of the will.

Keywords: Deuteronomy 30:6; human agency; Jeremiah; Septuagint

10.1163/9789004277328_005
/content/books/b9789004277328_005
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Grace and Agency in Paul and Second Temple Judaism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation