For over a decade, Septuagint scholars have gathered every other year for a conference at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. The 2020 event will be the eighth such conference, and will take place from Friday, July 24th through Monday, July 27th. (more…)
Several months ago I posted about a brand new initiative that I am co-organizing at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research, along with Elizabeth Robar, who is a research fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Last year we collaborated to establish the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group, an initiative that was formed out of our desire to establish a regular setting for charitable interaction among scholars working in or with linguistic theory and the scriptures. (more…)
It’s always hard to believe another year is over. But it’s also a great time to think about reading goals for the year to come. I’m not talking about secondary literature (although I do plan to post a “What I Read in 2019” list soon), but about primary literature. When people ask me why they should care about the Septuagint, one of the things I mention is its language. If you are a student of postclassical (Koine) Greek, then the Septuagint is a natural next step (so too are the Patristic writers). That was a major reason why Greg Lanier and I set out to produce Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (Hendrickson 2018).
So with that in mind, I thought I’d present two good ways to begin (or continue) reading the Septuagint in 2020. (more…)