A Sneak Preview of the Printed Volumes

Here’s a peek at what the physical copies of the Septuagint reader’s edition that I co-edited with Greg Lanier will look like – can’t wait to see one in person myself!

Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition

This was just posted by Hendrickson, who is running a fantastic pre-order sale on the hardbound edition ($65!). This is our first view of the actual printed volumes, showing the spines and packaging materials. Very exciting!

Two Volume View

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Preliminary Details for the IOSCS 50th Anniversary Celebration

There are a number of “centers” of Septuagint scholarship around the world. In fact, you can find fascinating reports on scholarly activity in various countries in the recently published volume 50 of the Journal for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (see ToC here). But the hub of all this activity is undeniably the IOSCS.

I have written about the IOSCS before and won’t review details here, except to say that if you’re interested in knowing how the IOSCS came about in the first place, you can read the original letter penned by Sydney Jellicoe right here.

If you are interested in Septuagint studies you should definitely become a member and read the journal.

In any case, the society is on the verge of crossing a significant milestone when it reaches its 50th anniversary later this year. Since the first official meeting of the IOSCS occurred at the national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1968, it is fitting that the celebration will occur at the same event this year in Denver at the 2018 AAR/SBL conference.

Yesterday I received preliminary details from Leonard Greenspoon that the 50th Anniversary Celebration of IOSCS scheduled will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the Platinum Room on the Lobby Level of the Hilton Garden Inn. I am told there will be conversing, eating, and drinking (not necessarily in that order) along with a program of some kind.

More details as they become available.

Summer Activity, Recent Publications & Current Projects

It’s the dog days of summer when everyone in academics is supposed to be resting from the sprint of the last school year yet also producing a ton of top-notch research. Many conferences are afoot as well and, as everyone knows, these can either help or hinder the dual tasks of rest and research. I’ve been trying to stay moving just like everyone else, so hopefully my readers can tolerate a more personal update.

Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been up to recently, whether in print or in person. (more…)