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Found in Translation

Essays on Jewish Biblical Translation in Honor of Leonard J. Greenspoon

Anthony Le Donne Joel N. Lohr James W. Barker

300 pages
Purdue University Press
Found in Translation is at once a themed volume on the translation of ancient Jewish texts and a Festschrift for Leonard J. Greenspoon, the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and professor of classical and Near Eastern studies and of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Greenspoon has made significant contributions to the study of Jewish biblical translations, particularly the ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, known as the Septuagint. This volume comprises an internationally renowned group of scholars presenting a wide range of original essays on Bible translation, the influence of culture on biblical translation, Bible translations’ reciprocal influence on culture, and the translation of various Jewish texts and collections, especially the Septuagint. The volume editors have painstakingly planned Found in Translation to have the broadest scope of any current work on Jewish biblical translation to reflect Greenspoon’s broad impact on the field throughout an august career.
Author Bio
James W. Barker is an assistant professor of New Testament at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Anthony Le Donne is an assistant professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Joel N. Lohr is the president of Hartford Seminary, where he is also professor of Bible and interreligious dialogue.