Septuagint Studies Soirée #6, and this Saturday

It’s a day late (I blame the groundhog), but not a dollar short: Here’s the blogosphere’s only Septuagint Studies Soirée… this one is #6.

Some Important Dates

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First things first: This Saturday (February 8) is International Septuagint Day. Read some Septuagint that day, if you can, in Greek or English. Why not read Tobit? Here’s why I think you need the Septuagint.

Looking back, Jim West celebrates Mogens Müller’s January 25 birthday, he (the latter) of First Bible of the Church renown.

Coming up, James Aitken (via FB) notes the following:


Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Cambridge

‘Japheth in the Tents of Shem: Greek Bible translations in Medieval Judaism’

(First series)
Hilary Term 2014 (6th Week)

Monday 24 Feb.: ‘New light on an old question’
Venue: Examination Schools at 5.00 pm
Members of the public are welcome to attend

Tuesday 25 Feb.: ‘Aquila fragments from the Genizah’
Venue: Seminar in Jewish Studies in the Greco- Roman Period, Oriental Institute, 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Thursday 27 Feb.: ‘The Successors of Aquila’
Venue: Ioannou Centre, 5.00pm – 6.00 pm

And T. Michael Law notes an upcoming symposium on Isaiah and the Beginnings of Christian Theology.

God is Still Speaking (Greek)

TML book

Didn’t get enough reviews of T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek? Mosissimus Mose announces a review of the book in dialogic form. The first part is here, featuring Aaron White, W. Edward Glenny, and Christopher Fresch. They promise more dialogue in the future.

Law’s book made Michael F. Bird’s Top 5 for 2013.

More LXX Love on the Blogs

Suzanne at BLT has been writing about childshippe. I haven’t been able to fully digest it all, but given the preponderance of the word “son”/υἱός in the New Testament, I want to spend more time thinking through why so many translations opt for “son” when both male and female “children” seem to be in view. She writes more here and here.

Jim promises a review of de Gruyter’s Die Göttinger Septuaginta. And check out the Dust blog for a post called, “How much we take for granted, the publishing process and the Septuagint,” here.

Also, it wasn’t updated in January, but I just found out about what looks like a good LXX-related blog.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to leave more January 2014 LXX links of interest in the comments. And Happy (almost) International Septuagint Day!

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