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When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Timothy Michael Law


This new book narrates in a fresh and exciting way the story of the Septuagint, the Greek Scriptures of the ancient Jewish Diaspora that became the first the Christian Old Testament. Consisting both of translations of the Hebrew Scriptures and further original Greek compositions produced between the third century BCE and the second CE, the Septuagint is a window into a critical stage of the Bible's history, during its final formation and its developing authoritative status. Throughout this period, the Jewish Scriptures existed in a plurality of forms, still growing and being subjected to conti ... More

Keywords: Septuagint, Greek, Hebrew Bible, Early Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha, Canon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199781713
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Michael Law, author
George-August-Universität Göttingen