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Bpotos A favourite word of Homer in the Septuagint version of Job

Evangelia G Dafni
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 28, No 1 | a96 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v28i1.96 | © 2007 Evangelia G Dafni | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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Evangelia G Dafni, University of Essen

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Bpotos, a favourite word used by Homer , appears exclusively in the Septuagint version of Job to express the beauty of the whole man, as an excellent creature of God, who is transient but strives to achieve eternity. He is vulnerable but wants to reach perfection, is mortal and longs for immortality.  This equivalent enables us to decode translation processes in the LXX-Job and to uncover hermeneutical principles and characteristics of its theological and anthropological language and thought.


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