Hipster Septuagintalist

The Septuagint has become cool–or at least a bit hip.

–Ben Wright in “The Septuagint and Its Modern Translators,” from Die Septuaginta—Texte, Kontexte, Lebenswelten

(quoted in Wolfgang Kraus’s excellent review of the New English Translation of the Septuagint)

I’m not sure that a Septuagintalist (yet another word you can use when you study the Septuagint!) is necessarily the best judge of what’s cool or hip… but I’m going to concur with Wright. As yet another LXX post on Words on the Word is attesting (Happy Septuagint Sunday!), the Translation of the Seventy is at least becoming very hip with me. Also, with this guy:

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