Author: William A. Ross

Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC)

2021 Trinity Western University Septuagint Summer Course

Those within the orbit of Septuagint scholarship know of the John William Wevers Institute of Septuagint Studies that is based at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. I have written various posts about TWU over the years (see here), and one of the yearly events of note is their summer school seminar on the Septuagint. I have participated in some of these myself and also posted these each year for a while now (see the posts here: 2020, 2019, 201820172016, and 2015). 

I’m glad to see this tradition continuing even in the uncertain times we seem to be living through. This year the summer school will continue, focusing on the books of Maccabees. The fellows of the Institute are seasoned LXX scholars who will make for excellent guides in this fascinating (and usually neglected) area of the deuterocanonical Greek Bible. 

The course this year will be conducted via Zoom only, with no in-person option for obvious reasons. The course poster is below:

My 2020 Reading

I love reading. The older I get, the more it’s true. Last year was an especially important time for reading in my life and I gather I’m no exception. It was a tough year that called for lots of mental engagement with the world (as well as dis-engagement from it). I read more books this year than last. Sixty-four to be exact. I’m happy with that, but it wasn’t the goal of seventy-five that I had set myself. Thankfully, the clock reset a few days ago, so I have another shot at that milestone, d.v. (more…)