Göttingen Septuagint on Pre-Pub

Göttingen Septuagint (64 Vols.)If you’re into studying the Septuagint—and we think you should be—you’re going to love what just hit the Pre-Pub page!

The Göttingen Septuagint (a.k.a. Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum. Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis Editum) is the most important edition of the Greek translation of the Old Testament ever published. At present it spans 24 print volumes and nearly 7,000 pages, setting the bar high for text-critical studies.

For optimal use in Logos Bible Software, these 24 print volumes will be split into 65 digital resources. This means you’ll be able to view the Greek text right alongside of the apparatus, and in several cases multiple Greek translations with multiple apparatuses. By linking them all together, they will stay in sync as you scroll or jump from passage to passage.

This is without question one of the best deals that we’ve ever had on Pre-Pub. The print set could easily run you $3,000. But for a limited time, we’re making it available on Pre-Pub for only $299.95. For more than 90% off the print cost, you can add this definitive critical edition of the Septuagint to your Libronix digital library. So if you are serious about studying the LXX—or its use in the NT by Jesus and the Apostles—do be sure to check it out.

Comments

  1. I am very excited that Logos has decided to add this premier resource. At this price, students and scholars can afford to have their own copy and will not need to go to a theological library. Hopefully wider access to this resource will further scholarly debate.
    I do have one question. As of now the set is incomplete. Several books have not been published. Does logos plan to digitize the remaining volumes as they come out and if so will people who buy this set pay extra for the new volumes?

  2. Will future volumes be available as well?

  3. We definitely want to digitize the remaining volumes as they become available, but I’m checking to see if we already have a license for them or not.
    The current price does not factor in the cost of producing future volumes, so there will most likely be some extra cost involved to complete the set.

  4. I confirmed that our license does include all future volumes.

  5. First of all thank you for offering the gottingen edition. I already pre ordered but I have some questions:
    Will you include the introductions? If so, will you keep them in German? Do you plan to publish the MSU series as well? Is the supplement volume under the name of Rahlfs the Verzeichniss in the new edition of Detlef Fraenkel?

  6. David, thanks for your comment. As to your questions:
    1. Yes, we will include the introductions. They will be in German. There was some talk about translating them, but I wouldn’t count on that.
    2. Regarding the Michigan State University series of Text History books, such as Wever’s Text History of Greek Genesis, I don’t know of any immediate plans to publish them. However, our long term goal is to get as much useful literature as possible into our platform. So if this project does well, it’s very possible that we will pursue the MSU series as well.
    3. Yes, the supplemental volume is the new edition edited by Detlef Fraenkel.

  7. This is fantastic. I just finished reading a book on Sept textual criticism and I must say I would KILL KILL KILL to get a copy of this. Only problem is I can’t justify it. I am not arguing at the price! I am just going to have to put this one on the payment plan when it comes out! :(

  8. Michael Vowell says:

    I am so thrilled that this resource is going to be made available in an electronic format. This is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to understand the translation tradition of the Old Greek and to understand the Bible the apostles would have been most familiar with. Eagerly awaiting to download it to my library!

  9. Andrew McClurg says:

    Translations of four of Wevers’ introductions (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers) are available at the University of Pennsylvania website. The URL as of June 4, 2010 is:
    http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/gopher/text/religion/biblical/lxxvar/1Pentateuch/
    This resource can be valuable for deciphering others of the introductions.