Septuagint / LXX Hosea
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Date: 1st Century B.C.E.
Description: The Septuagint translations of the minor prophets are in a different order but otherwise the Hebrew original seems to have been close to, though not identical with, the Hebrew text. Five manuscripts do, however, attest a different version of Habakkuk. It seems likely that one person, or group, translated the entire scroll. The source-text is followed closely, but intelligently, usually in competent Greek. There are many points of exegetical and theological interest within these apparently literal translations which repay careful study.
Dines, Jennifer M. The Septuagint, T&T Clark, 2004