You may have seen the interview that I posted recently with Karen Jobes regarding her two new books in Septuagint. One of the two is the second edition of Invitation to the Septuagint, fully updated and expanded ten years after its initial publication. As I’ve looked through this new volume, I have been happy to see a number of newer and important aspects of LXX scholarship receive good discussion. In particular the discussion of the language of the Septuagint (ch. 12) gives a nice overview of current issues.
This textbook is, to my mind, the industry standard for introductions to this field of study. The main reason is that this book is truly an introduction, not assuming prior knowledge of the discipline and its many facets (except, of course, the knowledge of Greek and Hebrew). Even so, students with a basic knowledge of these languages could benefit immensely from this book as it explains the many conceptual complexities of LXX study with clarity and precision. There are other introductions that are mandatory reading, of course, but I think these are best read after Invitation as a foundation.
Somehow I ended up with two copies of the book, so I’m giving one away. All you have to do is leave a comment below saying why you think it would be a helpful book for your studies. If you share this post on Facebook or Twitter, just note that in your comment and I’ll enter you twice into the drawing. Also, if your comment is a pun using Greek that makes me chuckle, you’re chances will double (including those who have shared). I’ll assign everyone who participates a number, then use a random number generator to find a winner. I’ll announce the lucky candidate the soon after the giveaway ends and get in touch via email.
Chances to enter end when the year ends: December 31st at midnight. You can reside in the US or the UK to participate.