Over on the Twitter yesterday, Cillian O’Hoogan looped me in on a conversation about word counts in the Septuagint.
— Cillian O’Hogan (@CillianOHogan) October 7, 2015
My employer, Faithlife (aka Logos Bible Software) has both Rahlfs’ edition of the LXX and H.B. Swete’s edition of the LXX available, so I dusted off some code I wrote awhile back to do this sort of counting, and came up with numbers for both Swete’s edition and Rahlfs’ edition.
Then I popped them on Google docs as spreadsheets for all to see. Here you go:
- Rahlfs’ LXX: Counts by book for chapters, verses, words, and letters.
- Swete’s LXX: Counts by book for chapters, verses, words, and letters.
Enjoy. If you use the data in a publication, please let me know. I may be able to give more details about citation or sources if you need them.
If you really get into this stuff, note this paper I presented at BibleTech 2009 about Stylometry and the Septuagint.