Excerpt from The Book of Isaiah According to the Septuagint (Codex Alexandrinus)
The choice of the Book of Isaiah for this attempt will be best explained by bringing together two extracts from Prof. Swete's Introduction to the 0. T. In Greek. On page 314, speaking of the varying standards of excellence in rendering, he says and scholars are unusually unanimous on the point - The Psalms and more especially the Book of Isaiah show obvious signs of incompetence: while on page 386, dealing with pas sages of the LXX. Cited in the New Testament, he points out that Among single books the Psalter supplies 40, and Isaiah 38 i.e., nearly half of the passages expressly cited in the N. T. Come from one or other of these two sources. The latter sentence seals the importance of the book, even in the version 3 the former gives a reason why it might fail to attract the attention of students. Had others been likely to occupy the ground, I should not have ventured upon it3 and as it is, the work has grown under my hands beyond my first intentions, and beyond my equipment and abilities. My hope is, however, that it may be, for the time, moderately useful: and that it may at least rouse enough interest in the subject to induce some scholar to do the work again, and to do it better.
I part from this volume with sincere thanks to the readers and other workers at the Cambridge University Press, for the skill and care they have bestowed upon it.
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