Today is February 8, which can only mean one thing: International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! Take some time to read part of the Septuagint today, in Greek or English. Here are few more links to explore: A short history of Septuagint Day A review of Karen Jobes’s guided Septuagint reader If you’re flush … Continue reading February 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!
At long last Karen Jobes’s Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, has been published by Kregel Academic. The TL;DR version of my review is: while the resource has a few noticeable flaws (easily fixable for a second edition), its addition to the world of Greek reading and Septuagint studies is long overdue. Below is … Continue reading A Review of Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader (Jobes)
For Greek reading I’ve been so knee-deep in Ephesians that I haven’t been much in the Septuagint of late. That will change with the release of Karen Jobes’s Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, just published by Kregel Academic. I have known about this for a long time, so am happy to see it … Continue reading Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader (Jobes) Is Now Available
At last, an up-to-date, full-on Septuagint grammar: Muraoka’s Syntax of Septuagint Greek. I mean, just take a look at the Table of Contents! Thank you, T. Muraoka, for writing it. It is undoubtedly worth every penny, though it does cost many pennies, as you might expect. Here’s what the publisher says about it: This … Continue reading At Last: Muraoka’s Syntax of Septuagint Greek
Today, February 8, is International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! So read yerself some Septuagint today, in Greek or English. A few more links to explore: Why I think you need the Septuagint Yet more reasons from James Aitken An interview by William A. Ross of aforementioned Prof. Aitken First Bible of the Church: … Continue reading Feb. 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!
Some Sundays (though not nearly 70 or 72) have gone by without a Septuagint Sunday post, an erstwhile major focus of this blog. Today rectifies the paucity, at least for this week. William Ross, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, interviewed James K. Aitken just after Christmas. Aitken is the editor of the … Continue reading Interview with James K. Aitken, Septuagint Scholar
Conybeare and Stock’s Selections from the Septuagint According to the Text of Swete is a classic–if somewhat dated–work in Septuagint studies. You may also know it as Grammar of Septuagint Greek. The grammar section is short, and leaves one desiring a properly full grammar of Septuagint Greek. But it’s the best starting point there is, so … Continue reading Two Septuagint Studies Classics from Wipf and Stock
On the one hand, the burgeoning field of Septuagint studies still has few enough publications that any new work is potentially significant. On the other hand, there still seems to be an acute need for works that bridge the gap between New Testament Greek readers and LXX specialists. Resources like †Rod Decker’s Koine Greek Reader (which pays decent … Continue reading You Asked and Asked, Now It’s Coming: A Septuagint Reader
Emanuel Tov’s Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research is a key text in Septuagint studies. But it’s been out of print… until now. Eisenbrauns has just published a “Completely Revised and Expanded” third edition of the book. Here’s the publisher’s write-up: This handbook on the Septuagint (LXX) provides a practical guide for … Continue reading Hot Off the LXX Presses: The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (New Edition)
I’ve received permission to post the full .pdf of my comparative review of software for Septuagint studies. It appears in volume 47 (2014) of the Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies (JSCS). In the review I consider and evaluate Accordance 10, BibleWorks 9, and Logos 5, specifically with an eye toward their use and … Continue reading Full PDF: Comparative Review of Software for Septuagint Studies