Original Research - Special Collection: Septuagint

Recent developments in Septuagint research

Johann Cook
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 3 | a5002 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i3.5002 | © 2018 Johann Cook | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 April 2018 | Published: 27 August 2018

About the author(s)

Johann Cook, Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University,, South Africa


The time and opportunity have finally arrived for the next phase of Septuagint research. Even though not all the books of the LXX have been completed by the Septuaginta-Unternehmen in Göttingen, by far the largest number of books have been assigned and are being prepared. Thus, text-critical work has largely been completed, or is in the process of being prepared. The next phase, hermeneutical research, is at hand. This phase naturally requires correct methodology. This applies to an acceptable textual theory as well as to the reconstruction of the textual history of the LXX. This article takes the Septuagint of Proverbs as its point of comparison and discusses the following issues: novel research (monographs) and new research projects in conjunction with existing projects (exegetical commentaries, a theology of the Septuagint).


Septuagint; textual criticism; hermeneutics; theology; translation technique; criteria; paradigm; interlinear; critical edition; hermeneutics; IOSCS; NETS; LXXSA; LXX.D; La Bible d’Alexandrie


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