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Bibil Identifier bibil:223549
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Composition of Amos 1-2 LXX
Author Smit Sibinga, Joost
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 416-432 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract For an adequate and readily verifiable description of a given text a count of the number of its words is of essential value. This article on the literary composition of Amos 1-2 LXX uses this numerical aspect as a main criterion. It is found that the author-translator frequently balances small and larger segments of his text; he favours round figures and square numbers, achieves clear and simple proportions within his composition, such as, i.a., the golden mean, and so on. He is not only a capable translator, but throughout this passage shows himself a skilful and competent craftsman, ambitious and well trained in the numerical features of ancient literary composition.
DOI 10.1163/156853312X637631
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Gematria
Pericopes Amos 1,1-2,16
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