Back in January I posted information about an open call for papers for the upcoming Septuagint conference at the 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…)
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…)
A few days ago I posted about the upcoming Septuagint Summer School to be held at Trinity Western University. I recently heard from Dr. Dirk Büchner, who will be conducting the course, with further information about the content of the course, which you can see in the file below. The course will still move forward but it will be online only, given the concerns over COVID-19. I will publish further updates as needed here in the weeks to come.
[UPDATE 13 April 2020] Further syllabus information here: