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When God Spoke Greek (Upcoming Book Blog Tour)

June 26, 2013

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In July I’ll be joining a group of bloggers in reviewing Timothy Michael Law‘s forthcoming When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible.

Brian LePort at Near Emmaus is hosting. Here is the schedule for the tour:

BRIAN LePORT (Friday, July 19th)
Introducing the blog tour

JOEL WATTS (Sunday, July 21st, http://unsettledchristianity.com/)
1 Why this Book?
2 When the World Became Greek

ANDREW KING (Tuesday, July 23rd, http://blogofthetwelve.wordpress.com/)
3 Was There a Bible before the Bible?
4 The First Bible Translators

KRISTA DALTON (Thursday, July 25th, http://kristadalton.com/blog/)
5 Gog and his Not-so-Merry Grasshoppers
6 Bird Droppings, Stoned Elephants, and Exploding Dragons

ABRAM K-J (Saturday, July 27th, http://abramkj.com/)
7 E Pluribus Unum
8 The Septuagint behind the New Testament

JESSICA PARKS (Monday, July 29th, http://facingthejabberwock.wordpress.com/)
9 The Septuagint in the New Testament
10 The New Old Testament

AMANDA MacINNIS (Wednesday, July 31st, http://cheesewearingtheology.com/)
11 God’s Word for the Church
12 The Man of Steel and the Man who Worshipped the Sun

JAMES McGRATH (Friday, August 2nd, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/)
13 The Man with the Burning Hand vs. the Man with the Honeyed Sword
14 A Postscript

There still (shocking!) aren’t that many books about the Septuagint, so I’m sure this will be a welcome addition. Law writes on his blog, “I shall not rest until there is a Septuagint in the hand of every woman, man, girl and boy.”

I think he’s kidding (but not sure about this), but TML loves his LXX. I’m looking forward to being part of the review. More to follow here.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2013 9:53 am

    Could you post links to the other posts as they are posted so we can follow along?

  2. Mitchell BK permalink
    July 1, 2013 3:29 am

    Abramkj,

    Concerning the quote:
    (Law writes on his blog, “I shall not rest until there is a Septuagint in the hand of every woman, man, girl and boy.”)

    I do not know any thing about Mr. Law, but in my interpretation, Them’s fighting words! Let’s all contend for Ad Fontes in our homes, communities, schools, congregations, marketplaces, and public squares!

    Also, I really like the idea of the blog tour! This is cool.

    • July 1, 2013 6:54 am

      Well… Couldn’t one make the case that “ad fontes” for the early church *is* the Septuagint?

      • Mitchell BK permalink
        July 1, 2013 9:07 am

        That is exactly what I meant. By, fighting words, I meant fighting for or contending for Ad fontes which of course means:
        “Sed in primis ad fontes ipsos properandum, id est graecos et antiquos.”

  3. July 1, 2013 9:08 am

    Ah, I misunderstood you… of course if an early church member said “Ad Fontes” to those reading Greek, that would be interpreted completely differently! :)

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