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The Old Testament Volume 2: The Historical Books (Hardback)

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The penultimate volume of Nicholas King’s translation of the Old Testament.
The Historical Books, the penultimate volume of Nicholas King’s translation of the Old Testament, contains Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, plus the added bonus of the Septuagint’s little-known books of Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees. Together these precious volumes give the reader an astonishing sweep through the history of Israel, and the history of our salvation.
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Product Code1501314
NameThe Old Testament Volume 2: The Historical Books (Hardback)
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorNicholas King
ISBN9781848674585
Short DescriptionThe penultimate volume of Nicholas King’s translation of the Old Testament.
Pack Size1
Count617 pages
CoverHardback
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‘instantly accessible … hard to beat’ Review by Jon Mayled
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This is a new translation of the Historical Books of the Bible from the Septuagint, rather than the Masoretic Text by Nicholas King, a Jesuit priest who teaches New Testament at the University of Oxford. The basis of this approach is that the Greek text is what the writers of the New Testament knew, rather than the Hebrew.
These passages show a comparison: Ruth 1:14b-16 Ruth clung to her. So she said, ‘See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.’ But Ruth said, ‘Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. (from the NRSV) But Ruth followed her. And Naomi said to Ruth, ‘Look – your sister-in-law has gone back to her people, and to her gods. So, you too must go back, after your sister-in-law.’ But Ruth said, ‘Don’t urge me to abandon you, or to go back from following you. For wherever you go, I shall go; and wherever you lodge, I shall lodge. Your people [shall be] my people, and your God shall be my God.’ (from the Septuagint) 2 Samuel 1:26 - I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; greatly beloved were you to me; your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. (from the NRSV) I am in pain for you, my brother Jonathan; you were lovely in my eyes; your love to me was wonderful, beyond the love of women! (from the Septuagint)
‘instantly accessible … hard to beat’ writes Archbishop Rowan Williams (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. After a sabbatical year as a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, and another year as Academic Director of Theology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, he is now Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Heythrop College, University of London, and Provincial's Delegate for Formation for the British Jesuit Province.


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