Link Roundup of Septuagint News and Resources in the Age of COVID-19

As higher education gets put through the spin cycle along with everything else during the COVID-19 crisis, some exciting new developments are taking place. I thought I’d provide a quick link roundup for some recent ones. Note that some of these involve ongoing, live Zoom meetings open to anyone who is interested.

I will try to keep this list updated. So far it includes:

  • Free Online Resources:
    • Cambridge Septuagint Series Zoom Meetings (Zoom)
    • Cambridge Papyri Reading Group (Zoom)
    • TWU John William Wevers YouTube Channel
  • New Publications:
    • Forthcoming Volume in the LXX.H Series

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2020 Linguistics and the Biblical Text IBR Research Unit

Not too long ago I posted a call for papers for the 2020 session of the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research unit at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (note the shiny new logo!). If you want to read more about the origins of this group, check out this older post.

We are pleased to announce the details of our session, which will be held on 20 November at 3:30–5:30pm (room TBD). Our theme this year is topic and focus, with papers and responses for both Greek and Hebrew. (more…)

Update: Postponement of 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SEPTUAGINT STUDIES (WUPPERTAL 2020)

Back in January I posted information about an open call for papers for the upcoming Septuagint conference at theĀ Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. Obviously a lot has happened since that call went out. As of this morning I received word that the 2020 conference has been cancelled. However, the event usually occurs every other year and the organizers were able to secure funding for putting on the exact same conference in 2021. So functionally this is a postponement, rather than a straight cancellation, especially since all those presenting research are being given the option to simply defer for a year. (more…)