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By Tessa Rajak

the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was once the 1st significant translation in Western tradition. Its value used to be far-reaching. with no Greek Bible, ecu historical past might were totally diverse - no Western Jewish diaspora and no Christianity. Translation and Survival is a literary and social learn of the traditional creators and receivers of the translations, and approximately their impression. The Greek Bible served Jews who spoke Greek, and made the survival of the
first Jewish diaspora attainable; certainly, the translators invented the time period 'diaspora'. It was once a device for the upkeep of staff id and for the expression of resistance. It invented a brand new type of language and lots of new phrases. The Greek Bible translations ended up because the Christian Septuagint,
taken over besides the full history of Hellenistic Judaism, through the technique of the Church's long-drawn-out parting from the Synagogue. the following, an excellent production is restored to its unique context and to its first owners.

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