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NETS - A New English Translation of the Septuagint


NETS - A New English Translation of the Septuagint
Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright (editors)

Oxford University Press
1027 pages
ISBN: 0-19-528975-7

This is a clear and lucid translation of the Septuagint text (that is, the ancient Greek translation) of the Hebrew Scripures. It is based on the NRSV translaion, following that in style, language and aim - "a translation in the present-day literary language, so as to communicate to a well-educated constituency." It uses the Gottingen Septuagint Greek text where available, with Rahlf's manual edition for the remainder of the books. Where there are significant textual variations, for example between Codex Vaticanus and Codex Siniaticus, this is shown in parallel translations or apparatii.