Old Testament Studies

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…)

One Year Graded Septuagint Reading Plan

It’s the time of year when conscientious types start thinking ahead about their next year of bible reading (and how it’s going to be better than this year). With that in mind, it seems appropriate to post a reading plan of my own design. One for the Septuagint, of course.

Like many of my recent side projects, this plan grew out of my work with Greg Lanier on Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (Hendrickson 2018).

We have been really pleased over the past several weeks to see the enthusiastic reception of the Reader‘s Edition. It’s garnered a lot of positive attention in various outlets in terms of both production and content. Here are some examples from around the blogosphere:

Zwinglius Redivivus
Abram K-J
Exegetical Tools
Evangelical Textual Criticism
theLAB
Books At a Glance
There is even a pretty lengthy unboxing video and a shorter one.

Amidst all this discussion, one question has been raised fairly often: Where should I start? (more…)

Drawing for a free copy of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

A lot of my recent activity on this blog has been related to the publication of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, which is now in print and available in the typical places. I am planning to return to more “usual programming” in due course (probably after SBL) and have some fun things planned when that happens.

But right now I want to offer my readers an opportunity to win one of two available copies of the Reader for free! We announced this on the dedicated blog site as well (here), but simply use the form below to fill in your details and you are automatically entered into the database for the drawing. (Note that there’s no reason to enter more than once, or through more than one site.)

We will do the drawing in early January and winners will have their choice between the hardcover or flexisoft editions.