|Topical Studies on the Septuagint|
There are a number of more specialized studies on aspects of Septuagint studies. Below I have included a few more recent publications that deal with the significance of the LXX for the Hebrew Bible, for the New Testament, and issues of Canon.
There are a number of texts that deal with the relevance of the LXX for the study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. These tend to focus on text-critical issues, i.e., how to use the LXX (which is one of the earliest witnesses to the original text of the Hebrew Bible) to reconstruct the text of the Hebrew Bible.
For Christians the LXX has special significance since it appears quite clear that the LXX was the Bible of the early church and the place of the Septuagint in relation to the Christian Canon has been debated ever since. A good discussion of the intricacies of this issue has just been published by the noted international scholar Martin Hengel:
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