THE GREEK OF THE SEPTUAGINT: A SUPPLEMENTAL LEXICON. By Gary Alan Chamberlain. Pp. xlii + 256. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2011. Cloth, $39.95. This lexicon was a labor of love over a quarter of a century by a man who does not earn his keep in the academy, but instead in financial services. Gary Alan Chamberlain was motivated to do this work by his "interest in understanding the Scriptures," and "the method and the goal of preparing this lexicon have been the reading of the LXX text itself (alongside the Hebrew Bible, the Greek NT, and not infrequently the Vulgate) with the prayerful attention the Benedictines call lectio divina" (p. xxix). However, Chamberlain has also read the LXX critically, reviewing every textual variant in the apparatus of Rahlf's LXX along the way. He has also employed many of the main resources available for biblical and classical scholarship, especially lexical resources. His goal is ultimately to complete a full lexicon of the Greek of the LXX, which would give precise parallels for all LXX meanings wherever such exist in Greek literature (p. x). In this review, I will attempt to summarize his preface ("The Design and Use of This
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