A THEOLOGY OF THE SEPTUAGINT?

  • Johann Cook University of Stellenbosch
Keywords: Septuagint, Proverbs, Job, theology of LXX

Abstract

This contribution to the Festschrift for Sakkie Spangenberg addresses the question of whether it is appropriate and even possible to formulate “the/a theology of the Septuagint.” To be sure, this author (Cook) has endeavoured to formulate “theologies” of LXX PROVERBS and the Old Greek of Job as case studies. However, there is no consensus that it is appropriate or even viable to do so. There are broadly speaking two groupings in this regard: the minimalists and the maximalists. It is the aim of this paper to finally lay this uncertainty to rest. After a brief introduction, the minimalists will be discussed, followed by a consideration of the maximalists.

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Published
2017-08-01