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Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition
One of the first decisions we faced in scoping out this project was this: which Greek text should we use?
There were essentially four options on the table:
- H. B. Swete’s ‘smaller’ Cambridge edition from the late 1800s–early 1900s
- Brooke/McLean/Thackeray’s ‘larger’ Cambridge critical edition
- The semi-critical Septuaginta edited by Alfred Rahlfs and revised by Robert Hanhart (a.k.a. Rahlfs-Hanhart)
- The Göttingen critical edition
The first option is in the public domain and available electronically (e.g., here), which was a plus, but all agree it has been supplanted by others. The second option is also publically available (e.g., here) but unfortunately the original project was never completed.
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