Well it is officially the dog days of summer. It is sunny, sticky, and thunderstorm-y here in North Carolina. Things move a little slower over the summer in the academic world, which is nice. But — aside from teaching an intensive — I am still working on a number of projects. Since I did a post like this one last year around this time, I thought I’d give another general update on things I’ve been doing over this past ’21/’22 academic year, things that have happened, and things that are still underway. (more…)
Many people who come to Septuagint scholarship quickly recognize that, while it is a small and specialized discipline, it is one with a rich history. In terms of its recent developments, Septuagint scholarship would not be what it is without the so-called “Finnish School” based at the University of Helsinki. I have written a little bit about this branch of scholarship in the past. Most recently it was related to the symposium held two years ago in honor of the esteemed scholar Ilmari Soisalon-Soininen (1917-2002). You can read more about that event and its honoree here. (more…)
Good news for those looking for some extra training in the area of Septuagint research. The 2019 Septuagint Summer School is now official at Trinity Western University, organized through the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies.
I have posted in the past about how difficult it can be to find direct instruction in this field (e.g., here), and this is one of the few recurring opportunities to do just that. If this opportunity sounds slightly familiar, that’s because this is the fifth or sixth time the TWU Summer Course has been offered. You can check out my posts on the 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 courses.
This year’s course will be held from June 24th-28th at 8:30am to 12:30pm (PDT), but for those who cannot make it to the Pacific Northwest there is also a live-stream option. It is designed as a three-credit course at the graduate level. (more…)