Review of Books / Journal for the Study of Judaism 40 (2009) 74-142 91 Índice Griego-Hebreo del Texto Antioqueno en los Libros Históricos. Volumen I: Índice general. Volumen II: Índice de nombros propios . By N. Fernández Marcos, V. Spot- torno Díaz-Caro, J. M. Cañas Reíllo. (Textos y estudios “Cardenal Cisneros” 75). Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientíﬁ cas Instituto de Filología, 2005. Paperback. Pp. xl, 616 (vol. 1); xx, 210 pages (vol. 2). ISBN 84-00-08382-2 (Vol. 1-2); 84-00-08383-0 (Vol. 1); 84-00-08384-9 (vol. 2). Over the last two decades the team of Septuagint scholars in Madrid headed by Natalio Fernández Marcos has rendered Septuagint scholarship a great service by editing the so-called “Antiochene” or Lucianic text of the historical books in the Septuagint. In 1989 1-2 Samuel (TECC 50) appeared, followed in 1992 by 1-2 Reyes (TECC 53) and in 1996 by 1-2 Crónicas (TECC 60). As is well-known, in these historical books the Greek text of a number of minuscule manuscripts (b,o,c 2, ,e 2 according to Brooke-McLean’s Cambridge edition of the Septuagint) diﬀ ers considerably from the received text as found in codex Vaticanus and other witnesses to the text of the Septuagint. Since the discovery of the Hebrew and Greek Bible scrolls in Qumran and Nah ̣ al H ̣ ever, this Greek version—previously ascribed to the third century C.E. Antiochene martyr Lucian—is now considered to reﬂ ect a much older and more original stage in the transmission history of the Septuagint that is closer to 4QSam a than the Masoretic tradition and not yet revised by the kaige -recension. Th e two volumes with indices now complete the “Antiochene Text.” Th e work contains a complete list of all the words, both proper names (volume two) and other words (volume one). For each Greek word the Hebrew counterpart, if dis- cernable, in the Masoretic Text of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles is indicated. In cases where the Qumran scrolls present a diﬀ erent Hebrew text, the editors add the abbreviation Q. In addition to the índice griego-hebreo , there is also a reverse index of Hebrew words with their Greek counterparts in the Antiochene text. Furthermore, the two volumes contain a very useful table in which the corre- sponding verse and chapter divisions in the Antiochene and Masoretic texts are presented. As a result, the work serves as a supplement to the concordance to the Septua- gint by Hatch and Redpath and thus presents a most valuable addition to this indispensable tool for Septuagint research. As the present edition of the indices to the Antiochene text leaves nothing more to be desired, the only remaining desid- eratum for further research is that at some point in time the material presented in these rather bulky books can be integrated electronically into a comprehensive search tool covering (the most recent editions of ) all the Greek translations of Jewish Scriptures in antiquity. Michaël N. van der Meer University of Leiden © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157006308X375753
Journal for the Study of Judaism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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