Old Testament Studies

Podcast about the Reader’s Edition

As many readers will know, last week was the frenzied, exhausting joy of the annual biblical studies conferences in Denver. There is a lot I could say about it. For example:

  • We had another excellent session of presenters at the ETS Septuagint Studies consultation (here). If you are happy to hear that, or were there yourself, you may be pleased to hear that we have been approved as a section, which means we have six years of two sessions, one of which will be open to the general ETS call for papers. More on that to come.
  • Additionally, it was great fun to see Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition available for sale at the Hendrickson booth, and for an amazing price that made you smile (see right).
  • There was also the celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the IOSCS (here), which was certainly something to remember.
  • Also, I passed my viva during the conference. Good times.

But what I really got on here to blog about was a podcast that I and my co-editor Greg Lanier were invited onto. It’s called Tool Talk and is hosted by a great website you may not be familiar with yet (but should be) known as Exegetical Tools. Greg and I got to spend the better part of an hour talking about the Septuagint in general, as well as different aspects of the Reader in particular.


Upcoming Presentations at the November Conferences

Some details on my upcoming co-presentations with Greg Lanier in Denver not too long from now.

Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition


The annual biblical studies conferences in Denver, CO, are just around the corner. We will be jointly presenting two papers that are offshoots of our work on the Reader’s Edition. The abstracts are below. We look forward to seeing some of you there!

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LXX Q&A with Will Ross and Greg Lanier

It’s been a few days since this originally posted, but you can read a little more about the “backstory” of the Reader’s Edition on Hendrickson’s blog here.

Hendrickson Publishers Blog

As the publication date for the Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition and the academic shows approach, we’re excited to reveal to you this exclusive Q&A with the editors: Will Ross and Greg Lanier. The pair has exciting background information on the LXX to share, along with helpful advice for those of us who are intimidated by the idea of reading the Old Testament in Greek. Enjoy!

1. What made you decide to create Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition?

Greg: We were both early in our PhD work and had benefited from other similar “reader’s editions” (for the Hebrew Bible and Greek NT), which helped us develop our abilities in the languages and our familiarity with the Scriptures. After SBL in 2014, we exchanged emails that amounted to, “Why hasn’t anyone done this for the Septuagint? Why not us?” We reached out to a few people to start the process, and we…

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