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The Old Testament Volume 1: The Pentateuch (Paperback)

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A new, cutting-edge translation of the Septuagint
A faithful and life-enhancing translation from the Greek in four volumes:
Volume One – The Pentateuch
Volume Two – The Historical Books
Volume Three – The Wisdom Literature
Volume Four – Isaiah to Malachi

The Pentateuch, which will be followed by the publication of two further volumes, includes the Book of Genesis, the Book of Exodus, Leviticus, the Book of Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Nicholas King’s translation of The New Testament was published to huge acclaim. Church leaders, critics and readers agreed unanimously with the reviewer who described it as ‘dynamite’.
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Product Code1501258
NameThe Old Testament Volume 1: The Pentateuch (Paperback)
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorNicholas King
Short DescriptionA new, cutting-edge translation of the Septuagint
Pack Size1
Size170mm x 232mm
Count362 Pages
Date Published1 Jul 2010
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A very new and fresh way of reading the Pentateuch Review by Jon Mayled
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This new translation of the Pentateuch takes a relatively unique approach in working from the Septuagint as a basis, rather than the Masoretic Text. The basis of this approach is that the Greek text is what the writers of the New Testament knew, rather than the Hebrew. Also the Septuagint text is earlier than the Hebrew of the Masoretic Text.

The translation therefore provides a very new and fresh way of reading the Pentateuch, some examples of which are shown below: Genesis 1:1-3 - In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. (from the NRSV)
In the beginning God made heaven and earth. And the earth was invisible and unformed; and darkness was on the abyss, and the Spirit of God was rushing upon the water. And God said, ‘Let there be light’ – and light came to be! (from the Septuagint) Exodus 3:13-14 - But Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ (from the NRSV) And Moses said to God, ‘Look – I shall go to the children of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you’ They’re going to ask me, ‘What’s his name?’ What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, ‘I am The One Who Is.’ And he said, ‘This is how you are to speak to the children of Israel: ‘The One Who Is has sent me to you.’ (from the Septuagint) ‘… it hits you between the eyes’ writes Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Posted on 03/08/2012)

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Nicholas King

Nicholas King SJ is a Jesuit Priest who taught for many years in South Africa, and then at Oxford University, where he has now returned as Assistant Catholic Chaplain, after teaching as a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, then at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and at Heythrop College, University of London. He is also Provincial's Delegate for Formation for the British Jesuit Province.

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