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Septuagint Scholar Interview: Raija Sollamo

It is a distinct pleasure for me to post another Septuagint scholar interview in my ongoing series of posts (see numerous others here). Today we have the privilege of hearing from a very well established scholar in the discipline, Dr. Raija Sollamo, who is professor emerita of Biblical Languages in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki.

Aside from her work in Septuagint scholarship, Dr. Sollamo also has the distinct privilege of having been the first female professor in the field of theology in Finland and was elected the 1994 Woman of the Year by the Finnish business and Professional Women Association. As you will see in her interview below, Dr. Sollamo has also played a significant role in carrying on and expanding study of the syntax of the Septuagint in Finland. (more…)

International LXX Day 2021: The Upcoming Grinfield Lectures

Update 2/10/21: The lectures will be recorded (not the Q&A) and posted on the Oxford Centre webpage.

The glorious day of worldwide celebration is once again upon us. Happy International Septuagint Day to one and all! On this very occasion we celebrate the fifteenth year of this great festival, which was proclaimed as an eternal edict in 2006 by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS). (more…)

Link Roundup of Septuagint News and Resources in the Age of COVID-19

As higher education gets put through the spin cycle along with everything else during the COVID-19 crisis, some exciting new developments are taking place. I thought I’d provide a quick link roundup for some recent ones. Note that some of these involve ongoing, live Zoom meetings open to anyone who is interested.

I will try to keep this list updated. So far it includes:

  • Free Online Resources:
    • Cambridge Septuagint Series Zoom Meetings (Zoom)
    • Cambridge Papyri Reading Group (Zoom)
    • TWU John William Wevers YouTube Channel
  • New Publications:
    • Forthcoming Volume in the LXX.H Series

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