ETS 2017 Septuagint Consultation Review

Just a few weeks ago the annual conferences of the biblical studies societies were underway in New England. As I have posted about in the past, I have the pleasure of chairing the Septuagint Studies consultation at the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). We have a great team of doctoral students and scholars on the steering committee who are interested in promoting study of of the Septuagint in this venue.

Thus far, we’ve had some great success. In our first year as a consultation we had a stellar panel of presenters, and for that reason we had great turnout. You can read a review of last year’s session here. (more…)

LXX Scholar Interview – Dr. Ben Wright

Today I have another opportunity to feature an interview with a well-established Septuagint scholar. If you don’t already know, this is part of a larger running series of interviews that can be found here. This interview is with Dr. Benjamin G. Wright, who is University Distinguished Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Wright is well known among Septuagint scholars for many things, most recently his work on Aristeas, Sirach, and also as the co-editor of the New English Translation of the Septuagint (OUP 2007).

Now for the interview: (more…)

Supervisors & Programs for Septuagint Studies – Part III

The time has come for the final installment of what has been a three-part series overviewing scholars who are supervising doctoral work in Septuagint studies. You can see the earlier parts here and here.

As I’ve said before, this is mostly for the benefit of students considering pursuing further study in the discipline, which is pretty decentralized and specialist. Since there are not a lot of scholars whose work is primarily focused on Septuagint, there are even fewer programs and resources to learn about it. Hence these posts, which are also reproduced on a standalone page on the blog that I intend to keep updated.

I’ve been going by geography more than anything, and that continues here with scholars located in Europe. (more…)