It is a real pleasure to work alongside Chris Fresch and a great steering committee to help build the Septuagint Studies section at the annual meeting of ETS. I’m excited to publicize an open call for papers for our 2020 meeting in Providence, RI.
We do not have any specific themes to work with this year, so the possibilities are fairly wide open. If you are in a PhD program or a professor working on a topic in or related to Septuagint, consider sending in a proposal! We are excited to host this year’s sessions and look forward to receiving them. You can begin the submission process here.
If you’re interested, you can read a little about the history of our section here:
2019 Section and Call | 2018 Consultation | 2017 Consultation and Review | 2016 Consultation and Review
Several months ago I posted about a brand new initiative that I am co-organizing at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research, along with Elizabeth Robar, who is a research fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Last year we collaborated to establish the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group, an initiative that was formed out of our desire to establish a regular setting for charitable interaction among scholars working in or with linguistic theory and the scriptures. (more…)
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…)