Author: William A. Ross

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

2021 Biblical Studies Conference Calls & Invited Sessions

Over the last several years I have gotten more involved in the major biblical studies societies, not only as a presenter of papers, but as an organizer of sessions. It’s a different kind of work, but I had found it really enjoyable to work with others to try to create and host good sessions. And believe it or not, the call for paper proposals is already open for the late 2021 conference season (at least in some cases), so that coordinating process is already underway. (more…)

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). (more…)

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…)