Old Testament Studies

The New Dead Sea Scroll Discoveries and the Septuagint

The world of biblical scholarship is abuzz this week with the new finds in the Judean Desert. I thought I’d draw attention to these, not only because it’s always important when new biblical manuscripts come to light, but also because these finds connect directly with Septuagint scholarship. (more…)

An Interview on the Biblingual YouTube Channel

Just a brief post to note that I have an interview that went live today over on the Biblingual YouTube channel, which is hosted by my friend Travis Wright, who is a PhD candidate studying at Cambridge with my¬†Doktorvater, Jim Aitken. If you don’t know about this channel yet, it’s well worth your time. Travis is doing some great stuff — much more interesting things than interviews with me! But if you’re inclined, you can watch the interview below or on the channel site:

 

International LXX Day 2021: The Upcoming Grinfield Lectures

Update 2/10/21: The lectures will be recorded (not the Q&A) and posted on the Oxford Centre webpage.

The glorious day of worldwide celebration is once again upon us. Happy International Septuagint Day to one and all! On this very occasion we celebrate the fifteenth year of this great festival, which was proclaimed as an eternal edict in 2006 by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS). (more…)