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1 Esdras; introduction and commentary on the Greek text in Codex Vaticanus.


1 Esdras; introduction and commentary on the Greek text in Codex Vaticanus.

Bird, Michael F.



317 pages



Septuagint commentary series


Bird (New Testament, Highland Theological College, Scotland) contends that 1 Esdras, part of the Septuagint and of the Christian Apocrypha, has been neglected relative to the canonical books of the Masoretic Text and the apocalyptic 2 Esdras, which is appended to the Latin Apocrypha. He presents a history of the reception of the Greek translation of 1 Esdras, the text that was used in an actual community of faith, as opposed to some theoretical ur-text devoid of versions or witnesses. As a New Testament scholar, he is interested in how New Testament writers drew from the Old Testament texts available to them at the time.

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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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