Author: William A. Ross

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

It’s Finally Here! The Handbook for Septuagint Research

My set of volumes from the publisher, looking sharp.

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a full year since I posted the announcement of my new book, the T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research, which I coedited with W. Edward Glenny (U. Northwestern-St. Paul).

Well, it is now available everywhere books are sold. (Although the price point is admittedly unfortunate.)

A lot has happened since last summer. One of the most noteworthy things is the publication of another handbook to the Septuagint almost simultaneously to ours. I’ll post more information about that (and hopefully an interview with the editor) in the near future. But it is fantastic to see the proliferation of resources for this field of study.

Ed and I are thrilled with the results, grateful to our contributors, and sincerely hope this volume will prove helpful to non-specialists who are ready to engage the Septuagint beyond the introductory level!

The New Dead Sea Scroll Discoveries and the Septuagint

The world of biblical scholarship is abuzz this week with the new finds in the Judean Desert. I thought I’d draw attention to these, not only because it’s always important when new biblical manuscripts come to light, but also because these finds connect directly with Septuagint scholarship. (more…)

An Interview on the Biblingual YouTube Channel

Just a brief post to note that I have an interview that went live today over on the Biblingual YouTube channel, which is hosted by my friend Travis Wright, who is a PhD candidate studying at Cambridge with my¬†Doktorvater, Jim Aitken. If you don’t know about this channel yet, it’s well worth your time. Travis is doing some great stuff — much more interesting things than interviews with me! But if you’re inclined, you can watch the interview below or on the channel site: