Back in April, I posted something that I very modestly entitled An Absolutely Gigantic Septuagint Bibliography, because that’s what it is. I’ve had some good response to it over the last few months and, yes, I am keeping a list of additions, which stack up at an alarming rate.
Anyhow, I mentioned in that post how the impetus for the bibliography was linked to my work on producing an updated survey of the last decade of Septuagint scholarship for Currents in Biblical Research. The last such bibliography had been written by Kristen De Troyer and stopped in 2012. But what I did not mention previously is that the impetus for writing this survey at all actually arose while I was hopped up on heavy-duty narcotics last Christmastide, following a sudden and rather drastic spinal surgery (from which I have fully recovered, d.g.). Now that I’ve completed the task, I humbly recognize that it is only something that sounds reasonable in such a drug-induced state. (more…)
It’s the beginning of the academic year, so there’s plenty of buzz and activity getting started this week. But before the frenzy gets too intense, I thought I’d take a few minutes to write up a short post about two recent publications of mine. I debated whether or not to put “publications” in scare-quotes, since these two items are either not new or not “published,” at least not in the usual sense. Still, I’m happy to see them both out in the world. (more…)
It is exciting to see the publication of a long-awaited volume in the discipline. Tuukka Kauhanen and Hanna Vanonen have edited The Legacy of Soisalon-Soininen: Towards a Syntax of Septuagint Greek in the DSI series with V&R. This volume is the result of the delightfully alliterative Soisalon-Soininen Symposium on the Septuagint that was held in Helsinki back in 2017. I posted about this event beforehand (here and here) and also provided a brief review as well. (more…)