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Bibil Identifier bibil:201821
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Servant or Slave?: The Various Equivalents of Hebrew ʿEbed in the Septuagint of the Pentateuch
Author van der Kooij, Arie
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 225-238 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Old Greek version of the Pentateuch is marked by four equivalents of Hebrew ʿebed: δοῦλος, θεράπων, οἰκέτης, παῖς. Some scholars have suggested that renderings refelct the different connotations, while others are of the opinion that the terms used are roughly speaking to be seen as synonymous. In this contributin the focus i s on the instances where the terms are employed in the secular sense, leaving aside passages where they refer to servants or slaves of God. In discussing the terms involved Greek sources of the time are taken into account. It is argued that the equivalents each convey specific meeanings and connotations.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Terms עבד
δοῦλος
θεράπων
οἰκέτης
παῖς
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