I’m already finding Will Ross’s LXX Reading plan rewarding. My Greek is improving again, and it’s been a rich devotional practice. Here’s another reason to love the Septuagint: a beautiful, praise-inducing textual variant one would never see when reading the Hebrew text or its English translations. This comes in a passage where David responds to … Continue reading “Who Am I… that You Have Loved Me Forever?” Another Reason to Love the Septuagint
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It’s the time of year when conscientious types start thinking ahead about their next year of bible reading (and how it’s going to be better than this year). With that in mind, it seems appropriate to post a reading plan of my own design. One for the Septuagint, of…
The last two years have seen the appearance of two significant resources for Septuagint reading: the recently released reader’s Septuagint and Karen Jobes’s Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader (Kregel, 2016). I reviewed Jobes’s volume here when it came out. Today Accordance Bible Software has released its edition. A couple of quick notes: (1) … Continue reading Now Available in Accordance: Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader (Jobes)
Today I read Psalm 1 out of the just-released Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, and it was just as wonderful as I’ve long imagined it would be! First and foremost, this is due to the power of Scripture itself. The Psalms are just amazing. And there’s something about reading the Bible in its first languages that … Continue reading Today I Read Psalm 1 from… a Reader’s Septuagint!
To quote the apostle Paul, “I know a person in Christ” who has received his reader’s edition of the Septuagint. (Whether Paul’s statement was self-referential or not, mine isn’t.) That means it’s now shipping from CBD, where it is also on sale for a great price. Check it out here, and see my previous … Continue reading Word on the Street… the Reader’s Edition of the Septuagint Is Shipping!
Gregory R. Lanier, co-editor with William A. Ross of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, just shared this beautiful image of the two-volume set from Hendrickson: The pre-order price at Hendrickson is a bargain for how valuable a resource this is. Check it out here.
Septuagint readers have wanted this resource for a LOOONG time, and now thanks to William A. Ross and Gregory R. Lanier, we only have to wait till November for… … … a Reader’s Edition of the Septuagint. Ross writes: The basic idea behind a reader’s edition is to provide an edition of the ancient text – … Continue reading At Last… A Reader’s Edition of the Septuagint
Matthew 10:21 reads: NRSV Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death NA28 Παραδώσει δὲ ἀδελφὸς ἀδελφὸν εἰς θάνατον καὶ πατὴρ τέκνον, καὶ ἐπαναστήσονται τέκνα ἐπὶ γονεῖς καὶ θανατώσουσιν αὐτούς. which made me think of Malachi 4:6 (versification from English … Continue reading Jesus and Malachi? Septuagint or Hebrew Bible? (All I Really Want)
From publisher Mohr Siebeck: Edited by Eberhard Bons and Jan Joosten (Université de Strasbourg) This large-scale collective and interdisciplinary project aims to produce a new research tool: a multi-volume dictionary providing an article of between two and ten pages (around 600 articles in all) for each important word or word group of the Septuagint. … Continue reading Coming Soon(ish): Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint
Tomorrow I am leading a brand new Accordance Bible Software webinar: Studying the Septuagint with Accordance. The session will cover as many of these topics as we’ll have time for in an hour: • Septuagint resources in Accordance • Setting up an LXX and Greek NT Workspace • The New Testament’s use of the … Continue reading Brand New Accordance Webinar I’m Leading Tomorrow on the Septuagint