Old Testament Studies

13th International Septuagint Day: An Interview with Dr. Kristin De Troyer

Yet another installation of the global celebration is upon us. That’s right, today is the 13th international Septuagint Day!

Septuagint Day has an illustrious history, at least sort of dating back to 533 CE and the Byzantine emperor Justinian, but more distinctly dating back to 2006 through the fine folks within the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS). (more…)

Announcing the Winners of Our Giveaway

Congratulations to our two winners!

Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition

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We announced in November that we would be giving away two free copies of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. After a bit of a delay due to the end-of-year holiday season combined with J-term classes for us both, we are finally able to announce the winners.

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The IOSCS is Fifty Years Old Today

In the course of my doctoral research I accidentally developed a liking for archives. Much of good biblical scholarship will involve direct interaction with ancient manuscripts, of course, whether in physical or digital format. But in addition to that, I’ve become fascinated with more modern materials related to Septuagint scholarship. So I have been slowly building my own archive, some of which I have shared already. More on this to come in due course.

But I want to share some archival treasures in recognition of today, the fiftieth birthday of the IOSCS. (more…)