This past week I’ve received some 50 entries in a giveaway contest for a study by Myrto Theocharous called Lexical Dependence and Intertextual Allusion in the Septuagint of the Twelve Prophets: Studies in Hosea, Amos and Micah.
You can read more about the book here. I’ve made some progress in reading the book myself this week, and will be offering a review in the near future.
To choose a winner, I assigned a number to every entry (both a comment on this blog and a share of any kind qualified), then used a random number generator to select the winner.
The winner is…William Varner!
Congratulations, William, and enjoy the new book.
Thanks very much to all who entered and spread the word. I write about the Septuagint at Words on the Word at least once a week. You can bookmark this tag for my Septuagint posts; it updates as I add new posts. If you like what you see here, you can subscribe/follow this blog using the button on the right sidebar.
While you’re here, here are some highlights of what I’ve written about the Septuagint:
- Why you need the Septuagint (10 reasons)
- Resources for Septuagint study
- A basic orientation to scholarly editions of the Jewish Scriptures (in both Hebrew and Greek)
- Reviews of the Septuagint in three Bible softwares: Logos 4, Accordance 10, and BibleWorks 9 (also here for BW8)
- What kind of Messiah was Jesus? (a look at messianic expectations in 1 Maccabees)
- Prophetic whiplash in Micah regarding mercy and wrath? (viewing εἰς μαρτύριον (“as a witness”) as bookends for the book)
And coming soon:
- My own review of Lexical Dependence and Intertextual Allusion…
- A short primer on how to read and understand the Göttingen Septuagint
Thanks for reading, and congratulations again to William Varner!