It’s great to see the publication of a new volume on Septuagint research. This work was edited by a team of scholars involved in the Forschungsprojekte zur Septuaginta in Deutschland, which hosts a conference every other year in Germany and publishes the proceedings with Mohr Siebeck. In fact, what would have been the eighth conference was scheduled for this very weekend in Wuppertal, but like everything else it was cancelled for obvious reasons. (It is slated to occur next summer, d.v.)
In any case, the new volume, Die Septuaginta – Themen, Manuskripte, Wirkungen, is now in print and contains articles from the 2018 conference, which was a wonderful event. There is a huge number of articles in this book, which comes in just shy of 1,000 pages! (more…)
It’s an exciting time for Septuagint scholarship as a long-awaited concept is now beginning to materialize into printed volumes. Many will be familiar with Baylor’s Handbook on the Greek New Testament (e.g., here) and Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series (here). Well, guess what is now a thing? The Baylor Handbook on the Septuagint has finally come to fruition, henceforth to be fondly known as BHLXX.
At least, what has come to fruition is the first installment of what I can only imagine will be a lot of volumes if the series is ever complete. But it’s wonderful news either way, and I’m grateful to have gotten a chance to hear more about it. The series is edited by Sean Adams and Seth Ehorn, the latter of whom has completed the first installment on the first seven chapters of 2 Maccabees.
Ehorn was kind enough not only to answer a few of my questions about himself and this project, as you will see below, but he also made the magic happen to get us a sneak preview of inside the book itself. Try to resist the temptation to rush down and look at it and enjoy reading about the process first. (more…)
I am thrilled to announce a new book that I’ve been working on for the past several years, the T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research, which I have co-edited with W. Edward Glenny (U. Northwestern–St. Paul). We’re thrilled to have worked with a wonderful slate of some of the world’s leading scholars in Septuagint studies to produce a handbook designed to present cutting-edge research in the discipline beyond the introductory level. (more…)