I am excited to draw more attention to a great new resource for Septuagintalists, the T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint, edited by James K. Aitken. This volume is a wonderful addition to the growing number of tools available to scholars of the (Greek) Old Testament and, as as John J. Collins rightly puts it, “Nothing like this has hitherto existed.”
Now, as is often the case with academic tomes, the publisher has conveniently priced this volume at a price point that would require one to sacrifice groceries for a week. That is why I was excited to hear about T&T Clark’s decision to make the Companion the “book of the month” and offer it for 35% off. Just go to the book’s webpage and use the coupon code SEPTUA35, which brings the book to about £58.
An Interview with Editor Jim Aitken
Some helpful reviews of this volume have already been posted (see Jim West’s and Greg Lanier’s). In time I will be putting together a review of the book for Bulletin for Biblical Research. But better than all that is the interview done with Jim Aitken about the book, and about his work in Septuagint in general. It is highly recommended listening.