Too often the Septuagint remains woefully neglected within biblical studies. Analyzing tangible New Testament citations of the Jewish Scriptures in Greek, McLay convincingly demonstrates the ubiquitous LXX influence on early Christian writings, and offers basic principles for bridging the research gap between these two critical texts. Includes Englishtranslations, helpful indices, and aglossary of terms.
Too often the Septuagint is misunderstood or, worse, ignored in New Testament studies. In this book R. Timothy McLay makes a sustained argument for the influence of the Greek Jewish Scriptures on the New Testament and offers basic principles for bridging the research gap between these two critical texts.
McLay explains the use of the Septuagint in the New Testament by looking in depth at actual New Testament citations of the Jewish Scriptures. This work reveals the true extent of the Septuagints impact on the text and theology of the New Testament. Indeed, given the textual diversity that existed during the first century, the Jewish Scriptures as they were known, read, and interpreted in the Greek language provided the basis for much, if not most, of the interpretive context of the New Testament writers.
Complete with English translations, a glossary of terms, an extensive bibliography, and helpful indexes, this book will give readers a new appreciation of the Septuagint as an important tool for interpreting the New Testament.
R. Timothy McLay is an independent scholar and lives in Toronto, Canada. Formerly, he was associate professor of biblical studies at St. Stephens University in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
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