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:

HTLS Volume 1: An Interview with Eberhard Bons

Not long ago, I posted something about the long-awaited arrival of volume one in the Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint (here). It is a major achievement that will make a serious contribution to the biblical studies academy. But it is only the first installment of many!

I mentioned in that post that I was looking forward to hearing from Bons about his labors to bring this project to fruition. I’m grateful for his willingness to tell us more about it here. (more…)