By Sean A. Adams
This paintings is the 1st significant statement of LXX Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah in English. instead of seeing LXX as a rule as a text-critical source or as a window on a now-lost Hebrew textual content, this statement, as a part of the Septuagint remark sequence, translates Baruch and EpJer as Greek texts and from the viewpoint of Greek readers surprising with Hebrew. integrated are a transcription and an English translation of Codex Vaticanus, the oldest extant manuscript of the books, and an in depth observation. one other significant contribution is the utilisation of the sense-delimitation (paragraphs) of Codex Vaticanus and different codices to discover how early readers interpreted the textual content.
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16–17 rather than Baruch. 16 and 1Cor. 6). 29 (Moore 1977, 261). , Bergren  has argued that Baruch was used by the author of 5 Ezra). 36 (“This is our God; no other can be compared to him”) as an example from “Jeremiah” regarding the importance of the prophets for defence of the Christian faith. 9 in Irenaeus’s Adv. haer. 1. This is by far the most substantial citation of Baruch by a church father, and it employs a section of Baruch that is not often cited in other texts. Irenaeus makes use of the Baruch passage to support his claim that the terrestrial Jerusalem is important for the eschatological purview of God, arguing that the references in Baruch to Jerusalem are not solely allegorical, but rather foretell the restoration of the earthly Jerusalem.
3 1 κύριε παντοκράτωρ ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ, ψυχὴ ἐν στενοῖς καὶ πνεῦμα ἀκηδιῶν κέκραγε(ν) πρὸς σέ. 2 ἄκουσον, κύριε, καὶ ἐλέησον, ὅτι ἡμάρτομεν ἐναντίον σου· 3 ὅτι σὺ καθήμενος τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀπολλύμενοι τὸν αἰῶνα. 4 κύριε παντοκράτωρ ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ, ἄκουσον δὴ τῆς προσευχῆς τῶν τεθνηκότων Ισραηλ καὶ υἱῶν τῶν ἁμαρτανόντων ἐναντίον σου, οἳ οὐκ ἤκουσαν τῆς φωνῆς σοῦ θεοῦ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκολλῆθη ἡμῖν τὰ κακά.
In the Church of England, Baruch is listed in Article 6 of the Thirty-Nine Articles as a book “the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine”. 9 on Christmas day, as both passages are considered to be messianic prophecies in the Anglican tradition. , “sentences” (clause-complex) and “paragraphs”, are important for interpretation (Olley 1998; 2009, 39; Porter 2009a). For this purpose, sense-unit markers in the different manuscript traditions are of particular importance (Korpel 2000).
Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah: A Commentary Based on the Texts in Codex Vaticanus (Septuagint Commentary Series) by Sean A. Adams