Author: William A. Ross

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

EABS 2019 Call for Papers: Septuagint Research Units

The European Association for Biblical Studies (EABS) annual conference is being held at the University of Warsaw in Poland this year from 11-14 August 2019. The proposal period is now open and will remain open until the February 28th. There is a wide range of research units that have opened a call for papers (see here).

Having never been to an EABS event, I don’t have much insight to share. But I certainly hope to participate in the coming years (it won’t be this year, I’m afraid). So I encourage others to submit a proposal and participate.

More specifically, there are two research units devoted to aspects of Septuagint scholarship that I’d like to draw attention to. (more…)

2019 Septuagint Summer Course at Trinity Western University

Good news for those looking for some extra training in the area of Septuagint research. The 2019 Septuagint Summer School is now official at Trinity Western University, organized through the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies.

I have posted in the past about how difficult it can be to find direct instruction in this field (e.g., here), and this is one of the few recurring opportunities to do just that. If this opportunity sounds slightly familiar, that’s because this is the fifth or sixth time the TWU Summer Course has been offered. You can check out my posts on the 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 courses.

This year’s course will be held from June 24th-28th at 8:30am to 12:30pm (PDT), but for those who cannot make it to the Pacific Northwest there is also a live-stream option. It is designed as a three-credit course at the graduate level. (more…)