[B-Greek] Al Pietersma's "New Paradigm" LXX paper

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sun Mar 19 07:42:02 EST 2006

Wayne Leman on his "Better Bibles Blog" (http:// 
englishbibles.blogspot.com/) has nicely called attention to a paper  
delivered in 2000 but only now made publicly available on Al  
Pietersma's own web-site (http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~pietersm/ ).  
The paper is entitled "A New Paradigm for Addressing Old Questions:  
The Relevance of the Interlinear Model for the Study of the  
Septuagint." Although this forum is not the appropriate place for  
discussion of what Al has to say in the article, some list-members  
may find what Al has to say about the linguistic nature of the LXX to  
be of great interest. Here's the abstract:

"Abstract: It is argued in this essay that the interlinear paradigm  
for Septuagint origins (1) articulates wide-spread practice in the  
discipline, (2) fully accounts for the linguistic character of the  
vast majority of translated texts, (3) can be seen to be firmly  
rooted in Hellenistic educational practice, and (4) strongly suggests  
a Jewish educational rather than a liturgical origin for most of the  
translated corpus."

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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