Biblical Studies Societies

Two New Septuagint Resources to Know About (Actually, Three)

If you’re in the biblical studies world — whether as a student or a scholar — you likely know that the annual conferences are fast approaching. Next week the ETS/IBR/SBL trio of events will be held in San Diego, California. It should be a great time of collaboration and camaraderie (with the occasional snarky comment if we’re all honest). If you are new, either to this blog or to the conferences, you might want to check out my posts from a few years back on conference-going strategy (Part 1 and Part 2).

I thought I’d draw attention to two new resources related to the Septuagint that will be available for purchase at the conferences. Both are very user-friendly and oriented towards students and learners. Be sure to look for these two publishers in the book room and check out these resources. (Actually, there is a third I’ll mention as well . . . ) (more…)

2019 ETS Septuagint Studies Sessions

Not too long ago I mentioned the fact that the Septuagint Studies section that I help co-chair (with John Meade) at ETS was accepting paper proposals from the general call. You can read more about the history of our section — which began as a trial meeting back in 2015 — right here. Part of the great thing about being a section, aside from having a six-year time frame to work with, is that we get an invited session and an open session. So it’s double the fun. (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…)