Old Testament Studies

LXX Scholar Interview – Dr. Ben Wright

Today I have another opportunity to feature an interview with a well-established Septuagint scholar. If you don’t already know, this is part of a larger running series of interviews that can be found here. This interview is with Dr. Benjamin G. Wright, who is University Distinguished Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Wright is well known among Septuagint scholars for many things, most recently his work on Aristeas, Sirach, and also as the co-editor of the New English Translation of the Septuagint (OUP 2007).

Now for the interview: (more…)

Supervisors & Programs for Septuagint Studies – Part III

The time has come for the final installment of what has been a three-part series overviewing scholars who are supervising doctoral work in Septuagint studies. You can see the earlier parts here and here.

As I’ve said before, this is mostly for the benefit of students considering pursuing further study in the discipline, which is pretty decentralized and specialist. Since there are not a lot of scholars whose work is primarily focused on Septuagint, there are even fewer programs and resources to learn about it. Hence these posts, which are also reproduced on a standalone page on the blog that I intend to keep updated.

I’ve been going by geography more than anything, and that continues here with scholars located in Europe. (more…)

Supervisors & Programs for Septuagint Studies – Part II

We all wish we could study with H. B. Swete (1835-1917)

A few weeks ago I posted the first of what will be a three-part series on supervisors and post/graduate programs in Septuagint studies. As I mentioned, this is mostly for the benefit of students considering pursuing further study in the discipline, which is pretty decentralized and specialist. Since there are not a lot of scholars whose work is primarily focused on Septuagint, there are even fewer programs and resources to learn about it. I’m trying to lower the barriers to entry just a little bit here on this site. (more…)