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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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Update: Postponement of 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SEPTUAGINT STUDIES (WUPPERTAL 2020)

Back in January I posted information about an open call for papers for the upcoming Septuagint conference at theĀ Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. Obviously a lot has happened since that call went out. As of this morning I received word that the 2020 conference has been cancelled. However, the event usually occurs every other year and the organizers were able to secure funding for putting on the exact same conference in 2021. So functionally this is a postponement, rather than a straight cancellation, especially since all those presenting research are being given the option to simply defer for a year. (more…)

John Meade’s New Edition of the Hexaplaric Evidence for Job

I am very pleased to have had the chance to sit down with my friend Dr. John Meade (at a socially responsible virtual distance of course) to discuss the recent publication of his new book, A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22-42 (Peeters). John is an associate professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary, where he also serves as co-director with Dr. Peter Gurry of the Text & Canon Institute. (As a side note, the T&CI is up to some fascinating things, such as their recent Sacred Words conference.) (more…)