Did Aristobulus Use the LXX for His Citations?

Sean Adams

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Abstract

This paper investigates the similarities and differences between Aristobulus’s fragments
and the LXX to determine how close Aristobulus’s citations adhere to our LXX
text. Having identified specific differences between the texts we will turn our attention
to the question of whether or not the text as presented by Aristobulus provides evidence
of the use of the LXX, of an alternate Greek version, or of a personal translation.
Ultimately, after discussing Aristobulus’s citation technique and the nature of the cited
text we will challenge some of the blanket claims of LXX use by scholars and call for
greater nuance when discussing this issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal for the Study of Judaism
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Aristobulus
  • Septuagint
  • Citations
  • Pentateuch
  • Hellenistic Judaism
  • Eusebius

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