2018 ETS Septuagint Studies Session

This November the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society will be held in Denver, Colorado. I am excited to announce once again the details of the Septuagint Studies consultation for this year’s event. Despite my own presence within it, I must say that we have another great panel of presenters lined up.

The 2018 Session:

3:00 PM-6:10 PM
Tower Building
Mezzanine Level — Denver
Septuagint Studies

Jennifer Brown Jones (McMaster Divinity College)

3:00 PM—3:40 PM
Edmon L. Gallagher (Heritage Christian University)
Jerome on the Septuagint as Christian Scripture

3:50 PM—4:30 PM
Gregory R. Lanier (Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando) and William A. Ross (University of Cambridge)
How We Produced Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition . . . and What We Learned

4:40 PM—5:20 PM
Christopher J. Fresch (Bible College of South Australia)
The Septuagint and Discourse Grammar

5:30 PM—6:10 PM
Zachary A. Vickery (University of Cambridge)
The Translation Technique of LXX-Ruth

Whither the Septuagint Studies Session?

I announced the beginning of the Septuagint Studies session back in 2015 (see here). That first meeting was a trial run leading up to our eventual qualification as a consultation at ETS, which meant we had three years of sessions locked in. The last two years have met with some great success, which you can read about here:

2016 Session and my reflections

2017 Session and my reflections

If your math is up to snuff you’ll recognize that the 2018 session is the last one in our three-year period. But don’t despair quite yet! Since we have had such a consistently good turn-out, our steering committee has decided that it makes sense to apply for unit status, which means we would continue to meet in coming years. So get your proposals ready.

I always try to mention that the Septuagint Studies consultation at ETS exists to bring this important field to attention in a society where it otherwise receives very little. In doing so one thing needs to be stressed: If you are interested in the Septuagint – as a hobbyist, student, or biblical scholar – you should absolutely join the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).

Membership is ridiculously cheap (~$20) and you get the top-tier journal in the discipline at your doorstep.


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