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Topic: Is the Septuagint used by Katabiblon (CATSS Rahlfs) an exact transcription of Codex Vaticanus? (3 Posts)

Message: Is the Septuagint used by Katabiblon (CATSS Rahlfs) an exact transcription of Codex Vaticanus?
Hello, I'd like to know what original document did Rahlfs used as the source for his transcription of the Septuagint. Was his transcription made word by word without any corrections, not even grammar? Thanks in advance,
Message: Re: Is the Septuagint used by Katabiblon (CATSS Rahlfs) an exact transcription of Codex Vaticanus?
Based on this I'd say not: Critical Editions of Septuagint/Old Greek Texts ...The two great text editions begun in the early 20th century are the Cambridge Septuagint and the Göttingen Septuagint, each with a "minor edition" (editio minor) and a "major edition" (editio maior). For Cambridge this means respectively H. B. Swete, The Old Testament in Greek (1909-1922) and the so-called "Larger Cambridge Septuagint" by A. E. Brooke, N. McLean, (and H. St. John Thackeray) (1906-). For Göttingen it denotes respectively Alfred Rahlfs's Handausgabe (1935) and the "Larger Göttingen Septuagint" (1931-).... ...Rahlfs (editio minor) can be called a semi-critical edition, the Göttingen Septuaginta (editio maior) presents a fully critical text.... ...While both the Cambridge and Göttingen editions collect and organize textual evidence, they are based on different text-critical approaches. Whereas the Swete-Cambridge edition is "diplomatic" (see below) the Rahlfs-Göttingen edition is expressly "critical.".... ...Whereas a diplomatic edition uses as its base text a single, "best" manuscript, to which other textual evidence is collated and organized into an apparatus, a critical text of the LXX/OG may be described as a collection of the oldest recoverable texts, carefully restored book by book (or section by section), aiming at achieving the closest approximation to the original translations (from Hebrew or Aramaic) or compositions (in Greek), systematically reconstructed from the widest array of relevant textual data (including controlled conjecture).... http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ioscs/editions.html
Message: Re: Is the Septuagint used by Katabiblon (CATSS Rahlfs) an exact transcription of Codex Vaticanus?
More... Rahlfs based his text primarily on codex Vaticanus (B), but when necessary (and in his own opinion based on established text-critical principles) he adopts readings found in codex Alexandrinus (A) and codex Sinaiticus (S) so as to represent as closely as possible the "Old Greek" version of the text (i.e., the "original" text). http://biblical-studies.ca/lxx/57-editions-lxx.html