Why you need the Septuagint

I recently had somebody ask me, in so many words, why the Septuagint?  Why bother with the Greek Septuagint when we have the Old Testament in Hebrew, in which it was first written? English translations of the Bible in most churches use the Hebrew text as a base, anyway. Before giving my top 10 reasons why, … Continue reading Why you need the Septuagint

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 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 … Continue reading Septuagint Studies Soirée #6, and this Saturday

The Bible You Would Have Brought to Your 3rd Century Church Service

Look at that! It’s an all-Greek Bible. Just like the one Jesus carried around! Okay, not quite, but it is very good to see the Greek Septuagint and the Greek New Testament together under one cover. Augustine would be pleased: For Greek aficionados—a 2-in-1 resource that’s designed specifically for extensive research, textual criticism, and other … Continue reading The Bible You Would Have Brought to Your 3rd Century Church Service

Septuagint Sunday: Congratulations to…

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, … Continue reading Septuagint Sunday: Congratulations to…

Reasons to pay attention to the Septuagint, and a few easy ways to do it

One of my most-visted posts at Words on the Word has been “Why you need the Septuagint.” I give 10 reasons. Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva give some reasons in their Invitation to the Septuagint. Here Septuagint blogger Brian Davidson summarizes the reasons they give for Septuagint study. I have a list of resources for Septuagint … Continue reading Reasons to pay attention to the Septuagint, and a few easy ways to do it