Biblical Languages

Soisalon-Soininen Volume Published

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…)

2020 Linguistics and the Biblical Text IBR Research Unit

Not too long ago I posted a call for papers for the 2020 session of the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research unit at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (note the shiny new logo!). If you want to read more about the origins of this group, check out this older post.

We are pleased to announce the details of our session, which will be held on 20 November at 3:30–5:30pm (room TBD). Our theme this year is topic and focus, with papers and responses for both Greek and Hebrew. (more…)

John Meade’s New Edition of the Hexaplaric Evidence for Job

I am very pleased to have had the chance to sit down with my friend Dr. John Meade (at a socially responsible virtual distance of course) to discuss the recent publication of his new book, A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22-42 (Peeters). John is an associate professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary, where he also serves as co-director with Dr. Peter Gurry of the Text & Canon Institute. (As a side note, the T&CI is up to some fascinating things, such as their recent Sacred Words conference.) (more…)