|About the Book|
This book provides the Orthodox Churchs Old Testament as derived from Sir Lancelot Brentons translation of the Greek Septuagint/LXX. It is printed in a slightly larger font size than the one volume Classic Orthodox Bible, and offers an invaluableMoreThis book provides the Orthodox Churchs Old Testament as derived from Sir Lancelot Brentons translation of the Greek Septuagint/LXX. It is printed in a slightly larger font size than the one volume Classic Orthodox Bible, and offers an invaluable opportunity to study based on the Greek Old Testament with attention to cultural context.The Classic Orthodox Bible is a complete Bible that includes Sir Lancelot Brentons translation of the Septuagint (also known as the LXX), the Greek Old Testament as it was known to Christ and many of the earliest Church Fathers. Missing verses and the New Testament are taken from the King James Version, whose style and quality are imitated by Sir Lancelot Brenton. His translation is available in tiny, hard-to-read letters in the margins of Hendricksons Septuagint, more of a convenience to scholars reading the Greek than devotional use. Readers wishing for a complete English translation of the Septuagint in a regular Bible, and who appreciate the beauty, grandeur, and meticulous word-for-word accuracy of the King James Version will find the Classic Orthodox Bible a delight.If you only buy ONE version of the Bible to help you understand Holy Orthodoxy, without a doubt, buy the Orthodox Study Bible...But if you buy two, as there is good reason to do, you might consider the Classic Orthodox Bible.This version includes candid, clear and uncensored versions of passages that are deliberately mistranslated in most modern Bible versions (but not ancient translations the author has read).