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Style and Context of Old Greek Job (Marieke Dhont) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004358485
Style and Context of Old Greek Job (Marieke Dhont) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004358485
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Title: Style and Context of Old Greek Job

Author: Dhont, Marieke

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004358485

Volumes: 1; Pages: 410

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In Style and Context of Old Greek Job, Marieke Dhont offers a new understanding of the linguistic and stylistic diversity in the Septuagint corpus. To this end, the author innovatively uses Polysystem Theory, which has been developed in the field of modern literary studies.

After discussing the appropriateness of a systemic approach to understanding Jewish-Greek literature, the author reflects on the Jewishness of Greek-language texts. Dhont then presents a thorough literary analysis of the Old Greek version of the book of Job. On this basis, she explains the dynamics that produced the translation of Old Greek Job and its position within the development of a Jewish-Greek literary tradition.


Preliminary Material


Studying Style in the Old Greek Book of Job

Descriptive Translation Studies and Polysystem Theory

The Jewish-Greek Polysystem

Septuagintal and Natural Greek Usage in Old Greek Job

High Register Greek in Old Greek Job

Studying the Use of Rhetorical Features in Old Greek Job

Rhetorical Features in the Greek Text of Job

Increasing Complexity: Different Rhetorical Tactics at Once

Old Greek Job in its Literary Environment



Index of Ancient Sources
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