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Translating the LXX of Ruth

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in blog links, translation | Comments Off on Translating the LXX of Ruth

Translating the LXX of Ruth

In a post published last Saturday, I finished translating Philippians. I’ve been trying to decide what to do next.

Dave Black keeps talking about his LXX class this fall, so I was thinking about translating something from the LXX… perhaps a few Psalms. But, today, he inspired me again.

It seems that the LXX class at SEBTS taught by Dave Black and Bob Cole will be translating Ruth from the LXX. So, that’s what I’m going to do next. I’m not taking the class, but I love the book and have never studied the LXX text of that book.

So, beginning this Saturday, I’ll publish posts of my translations from the LXX of Ruth. I’ll still try to translate paragraph by paragraph. (Anyone want to join me?)