Author: William A. Ross

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

New IBR Research Group: Linguistics and the Biblical Text

It’s been pretty quiet on here for a while and there is one simple reason for that: Moving from Cambridge to Charlotte while getting ordained and prepping¬† new classes as a brand new professor. Chaotic, but simple. But now that the semester is slowing down and our new house is mostly put together, things will hopefully pick up a little more on the blog.

Another new thing that has entered my life over the last six months is helping to organize a new research group for the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR). I have been a member of IBR for a number of years and have enjoyed attending the sessions, which tend to fall on the day between the ETS and SBL conferences. I’ve always found that appropriate since from a theological and academic perspective that is exactly where IBR belongs. Historically, IBR has always been broadly evangelical but places more emphasis upon participation in the biblical studies academy proper. Most of the book reviews I have written have been published in the associated¬†Bulletin for Biblical Research¬†(BBR), which usually provides good reading. (more…)

2019 ETS Septuagint Studies Call for Papers

It is a pleasure to announce that the call for papers is now open for the 2019 ETS annual conference. The opportunity to propose a paper for the ETS national conference in general is open as of today and will stay open until 5:00pm (Central) on March 29. This year’s meeting is the seventy first annual ETS conference and will take place in sunny southern California from 20-22 November at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego (yes, that is actually a picture of the location on the right). The conference theme this year is “Christ in all Scripture.” (more…)

13th International Septuagint Day: An Interview with Dr. Kristin De Troyer

Yet another installation of the global celebration is upon us. That’s right, today is the 13th international Septuagint Day!

Septuagint Day has an illustrious history, at least sort of dating back to 533 CE and the Byzantine emperor Justinian, but more distinctly dating back to 2006 through the fine folks within the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS). (more…)