Graduate Studies

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). 

I’m glad to see this tradition continuing even in the uncertain times we seem to be living through. This year the summer school will continue, focusing on the books of Maccabees. The fellows of the Institute are seasoned LXX scholars who will make for excellent guides in this fascinating (and usually neglected) area of the deuterocanonical Greek Bible. 

The course this year will be conducted via Zoom only, with no in-person option for obvious reasons. The course poster is below:

Modular Fall Course on Septuagint Genesis at TWU (Fall 2019)

Students interested in the Septuagint know how difficult it can be to find reliable guides to get familiar with the field. Books are one thing. But nothing quite substitutes for in-class instruction. That is one reason I am so glad that the fine scholars at the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC) are stepping into the gap in North America. (more…)