Reading through the Greek of Isaiah in a year

Here is a well put together reading plan for going through the Greek (“Septuagint”) of Isaiah in a year. I like that, as blog author John Meade writes, “The key is working a little each day for many days.”

So this (PDF) is the plan I want to start using, beginning with the new year. (UPDATEThis is the plan we’ll use (PDF download), with slightly different versification than Meade’s plan.) And by “new year,” of course I mean when Advent begins (the start of the church calendar year), December 2.

If anyone wants to join me… let me know in the comments or by emailing me through this form.

UPDATE: Go here for a vocabulary list to aid reading in the LXX of Isaiah.

UPDATE 2: If you want to join along, here’s the central place on Facebook for discussion, helpful files, questions, companions, etc.

25 thoughts on “Reading through the Greek of Isaiah in a year

  1. I must commend you on your timing, either way. THIS is when one should start planning their new year, not on 12/31, when I usually consider it.

    I love this call to thoughtful resoluting. (y) (y) < and you know what that is in FB land! 🙂


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    1. Hi, Chad! That’s awesome. I picked Facebook as a centralized place for discussion because of how democratic a group on there is. (As opposed to a blog with comments, where I’d still be the main poster–I wanted it more open than that.)

      However, I will be blogging about it on occasion, as will the guys at Political Jesus (, Near Emmaus (, and TheoNerd (, among other places of which I’m aware. Jim West ( may also write about it a bit.

      Hope this helps! Are you able to access the Facebook group material, even though you’re not on FB? I had thought that material was accessible to anyone even without an account, but could be wrong.

  2. First time here, but may I make a suggestion? Why not use google drive where you can give permission for all of us to comment (you can restrict editing to just you) and than just export the document as a pdf or word doc, from which you can make your posts?

    1. Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment! At this point I’m committed to the FB group, since we’ve got nearly 100 people, and commenting/posting has already begun (even before the official start date). I appreciate the idea, though, and will look into it more, especially as I consider how to best post a Greek text for folks to use.

      1. Great Thanks! I have one one my BW program but don’t have a comp that I can put it on right now. I have this one I am using at the moment but it can’t handle BW right now. 😦 (no worries).

      2. I am so sorry for your loss! 🙂 In all seriousness, I am perhaps a bit too dependent on Bible software these days….part of my discipline with this group is going to be to spend some time in the printed LXX text, with no vocabulary or parsing helps (at least at first).

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