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Septuagint Studies Soirée #9 and #10: Buy One, Get One Free Edition

June 3, 2014
How would you do on this exam?

How would you do on this exam?

The Septuagint Studies Soirée is back. You can find all previous months gathered here, where I post links to what I find around the blogosphere in Septuagint studies. This soirée covers two months: April and May.

T. Michael Law continues to dominate the Septuagintablogosphere with his Septuagint Sessions podcast. Since the last soirée he posted episode 4 (on Greek Isaiah’s style), episode 5 (“Your BHS is safe with me!”), and episode 6 (“about a problem in research on the LXX that stems from a canonical bias”).

Suzanne McCarthy at BLT asks whether Judith was originally written in Greek or Hebrew. She also looked at our two “prototypical parents” in Greek Genesis 3 and 4. Her co-blogger J.K. Gayle examined the use of “baptism” in Plato and the LXX. BLT is one of the more substantive biblioblogs I read. You would do well to bookmark BLT’s Septuagint tag page, which includes even more recent LXX-related posts. (Also, add this one to your slate of BLT posts to read.)

Linguae Antiquitatum posted a nice review (with some interesting pedagogical musings) of a book about teaching beginning Greek and Latin. The same blog posted the first ever “Ancient Languages Carnival.”

Mosissimus Mose continues an ongoing review of  T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek. Chapter 5 posted in May.

William Ross posted about papyri.info, and offered this and this post as to how to use it for LXX research.

Summer beach reading?

Summer beach reading?

Brian Davidson at LXXI suggests some summer reading. If you have made it this far in reading this post, you might even consider his recommendations to be good beach reading.

Here is Ed Gallagher on “The Greek Bible among the Jews.” And here he is with an illuminating post on the word “deuterocanonical.”

We’ve been in Easter season. And the LXX may have had “an increasing awareness of resurrection theology.” Read a short but fascinating post about it here.

Allow me to make a plug again for The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS), which publishes a yearly journal. I’m excited to say that the forthcoming issue will include a fairly lengthy review article I’ve written about the use of Bible software for Septuagint studies.

Finally, check out Jacob Cerone’s post of a Greek exam given in the late 19th century by John Broadus and A. T. Robertson (pictured at the top of this post). He even takes part of it and posts his answers. Nice work, Jacob!

One last note–Rod Decker passed away this last month. Read a note from his family here. I’ve found his Koine Greek Reader and Septuagint-related vocabulary lists quite helpful. He will be missed.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to post an LXX-related link in the comments. Until next time!

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