Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint
Participants : Eberhard Bons, Jan Joosten
This collective and interdisciplinary project aims to produce a multi-volume dictionary proposing for each significant word or word-group of the Septuagint an article of between two and ten pages (around 450 articles in all). The analysis will cover the following aspects: — The background in Classical and Hellenistic Greek: meanings, usage, connotations and semantic developments.
— The distribution and meaning in the Biblical books: the way the Greek word matches Hebrew and Aramaic equivalents and the extent to which it absorbs their meaning and usage.
— Further development in Jewish Hellenistic authors, inter-testamental writings, the New Testament and early Christian literature (the latter limited to the corpus treated in Bauer’s Lexicon).
With this offer, the dictionary hopes to fill an important gap. Because the vocabulary of the Septuagint will be placed in a larger context, the HTLS will address not only biblical scholars, but classical scholars, general linguists, historians of religion and patristic scholars as well.
Website : http://www.htlseptuagint.com/