A lot of my recent activity on this blog has been related to the publication of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, which is now in print and available in the typical places. I am planning to return to more “usual programming” in due course (probably after SBL) and have some fun things planned when that happens.
But right now I want to offer my readers an opportunity to win one of two available copies of the Reader for free! We announced this on the dedicated blog site as well (here), but simply use the form below to fill in your details and you are automatically entered into the database for the drawing. (Note that there’s no reason to enter more than once, or through more than one site.)
We will do the drawing in early January and winners will have their choice between the hardcover or flexisoft editions.
A few days ago I posted here about the next IOSOT Congress to be held next summer in Aberdeen, Scotland. It should be an excellent event. Since that time, a new dedicated page has been posted with the details of the IOSCS section that will take place during the congress. The page has a separate portal for submitting your proposal and a description of the theme, which is as follows:
IOSOT Call for Papers
The main theme of the IOSCS meetings will be ‘The Septuagint in its Hellenistic Jewish setting’, encompassing questions of history, textual development, interpretation, religious outlook, cultural context, and lexicography. Papers relating to this theme will be especially welcome. However, papers on other subjects will also be considered. Both the IOSCS projects (NETS, Hexapla, LXX.D, SBLCS) and other allied groups (e.g. HTLS, Göttingen volume editors, La Bible d’Alexandrie) are encouraged to offer panel sessions, either on the conference theme or on aspects of their current work.