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Jewish Greek in the Septuagint: On εὐλογέω ‘to praise’ with Dative

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As John Lee has shown in his celebrated Lexical Study, the Septuagint provides excellent testimony to the fact that Jews in Egypt at the beginning of the Hellenistic period expressed themselves in idiomatic Greek paralleled in contemporary sources, first and foremost the documentary papyri.The Greek of the Septuagint is no Jewish-Greek Creole, nor is it deficient in a way that would suggest imperfect or non-native competence. Although the translators obviously had enough Hebrew to translate s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Peeters Publishers
Host title:
Biblical Greek in Context. Essays in Honour of John A.L. Lee
Series:
Biblical Tools and Studies 22
Pages:
137-144
Publication date:
2015-01-01
ISBN:
9789042933170
Pubs id:
pubs:601949
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uuid:e8b239cc-657b-4447-a1bc-a4713ae32734
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pubs:601949
Source identifiers:
601949
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2016-02-12

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