LXX Bibliography (2012-)

[WORK IN PROGRESS]

There is a tradition within Septuagint scholarship of maintaining a bibliography of works in the discipline. This process began with the yeoman’s work of the scholars who helped launch the IOSCS, and it has been picked up in various intervals by various scholars ever since. Here’s the thread:

  • Premodern Period | Léonas, Alexis. “The Septuagint in Premodern Study: A Bibliography.” Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 41 (2008): 93-113.
  • ca. 1860-1969 | Brock, Sebastian P., Charles T. Fritsch, and Sidney Jellicoe (eds.), A Classified Bibliography of the Septuagint. Leiden: Brill, 1973.
  • 1906-1986 | Tov, Emanuel. A Classified Bibliography of Lexical and Grammatical Studies on the Language of the Septuagint and Its Revisions. Jerusalem: Academon, 1983.
  • 1970-1993 | Dogniez, Cécile. Biliography of the Septuagint / Bibliographie De La Septante (1970-1993). VTSup 60. Leiden: Brill, 1995.
  • 1997-2012 | De Troyer, Kristin. “The Seventy-Two and Their Many Grandchildren: A Review of Septuagint Studies from 1997 Onward.” Currents in Biblical Research 11 (2012): 8-64.

There are a few other resources worth noting as well, including:

  • Marcus Sigismund, “Index zu den Artikeln und Buchrezensionen in BIOSCS und JSCS 1 (1968) – 50 (2017) ergänzt bis JSCS 52 (2018) von Siegfried Kreuzer (available here)
  • Jellicoe, Sidney. “Septuagint Studies in the Current Century.” Journal of Biblical Literature 88.2 (1969): 191-99.
  • Lust, Johann, “Selective Bibliography of the Septuagint.”
  • United Bible Societies, “Septuagint Bibliography” (mainly 1990-2002)
  • Wevers, J. William (1954), “Septuaginta-Forschungen,” TRu 22: 85–138.
  • Wevers, J. William (1968), “Septuaginta Forschungen Seit 1954,” TRu 33: 18–76.
  • Jones, Jennifer Brown. “The Septuagint and Contemporary Study.” In William A. Ross and W. Edward Glenny (eds.), T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Since this is a thing, it occurred to me that someone has to pick up the torch, since it’s coming up on ten years since De Troyer’s work. A lot has happened since then. So this page is aimed in that direction. For the record, the categories below are adopted with some modifications from Dogniez’s bibliography.

Now, I make absolutely no claims that this page represents an exhaustive bibliography. There are a ton of gaps below, as you can see. There are also things listed here that are not directly related to LXX scholarship, but are certainly relevant in an indirect way (e.g., Muraoka’s syntax of Qumran Hebrew). That being said, if you’re looking here and notice I have missed something, please let me know.

General Introductions

  • deSilva, David A. Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance. 2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018.
  • Jobes, Karen H. and Moisés Silva. Invitation to the Septuagint. 2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
  • Law, Timothy Michael. When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Handbooks & Companions

  • Aitken, James K., ed. T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
  • Kreuzer, Siegfried, ed. Introduction to the LXX. D. A. Brenner and P. Altmann, transl.; Waco: Baylor University Press, 2019.
  • Ross, William A. and W. Edward Glenny, eds. T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research. London: Bloomsbury, 2021.
  • Salvesen, Alison G. and Timothy Michael Law, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Editions

  • Lanier, Gregory R. and William A. Ross, eds. Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. 2 vols; Peabody: Hendrickson, 2018.

Translations

  • See BHLXX series under Commentaries.
  • Penner, Ken M., Rick Brannan, Israel Loken, at al. The Lexham English Septuagint. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019.

Commentaries

BHLXX

    • Seth M. Ehorn, 2 Maccabees 1-7: A Handbook on the Greek Text. BHLXX; Waco: Baylor University Press, 2020.

SEPT

    • Adams, Sean A. Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah: A Commentary based on the texts in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden: Brill, 2014.
    • Awabdy, Mark A., Leviticus: A Commentary on Leuetikon in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden: Brill, 2019.
    • Bird, Michael, 1 Esdras: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2012.
    • Glenny, W. Edward. Amos: A Commentary based on Amos in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2013.
    • Glenny, W. Edward. Hosea: A Commentary based on Hosea in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2013.
    • Glenny, W. Edward. Micah: A Commentary based on Micah in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2015.
    • Gurtner, Daniel. Exodus: A Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2013.
    • Penner, Ken. Isaiah. SEPT; Leiden, Brill: 2020.
    • Walser, Georg. Jeremiah: A Commentary based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2012.
    • Wolters, Al. Proverbs: A Commentary based on Paroimiai in Codex Vaticanus. SEPT; Leiden, Brill, 2020.

Conference Proceedings

LXX.D

    • Bons, Eberhard, Michaela Geiger, Frank Ueberschaer, Marcus Sigismund, and Martin Meiser, eds. Die Septuaginta – Themen, Manuskripte, Wirkungen. 7. Internationale Fachtagung Veranstaltet Von Septuaginta Deutsch (Lxx.D), Wuppertal 19.-22. Juli 2018, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 444. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.
    • Meiser, Martin, Michaela Geiger, Siegfried Kreuzer, and Marcus Sigismund, eds. Die Septuaginta – Geschichte, Wirkung, Relevanz. 6. Internationale Fachtagung Veranstaltet Von Septuaginta Deutsch (Lxx.D), Wuppertal 21.-24. Juli 2016, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 405. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
    • Kreuzer, Siegfried, Martin Meiser, and Marcus Sigismund, eds. Die Septuaginta – Orte Und Intentionen. 5. Internationale Fachtagung Veranstaltet Von Septuaginta Deutsch (Lxx.D), Wuppertal 24.-27. Juli 2014, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 361. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
    • Kraus, Wolfgang and Siegfried Kreuzer, eds. Die Septuaginta – Text, Wirkung, Rezeption. 4. Internationale Fachtagung Veranstaltet Von Septuaginta Deutsch (Lxx.D), Wuppertal 19.-22. Juli 2012, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 325. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.

Series

  • The Baylor Handbook on the Septuagint (BHLXX). General Editors: Sean A. Adams and Seth M. Ehorn. See published volumes under Commentaries.

Lexicons & Grammars

  • Lust, Johan, Erik Eynikel, and Katrin Hauspie, eds. A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint. 3rd ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2015.
  • Muraoka, Takamitsu, A Syntax of Septuagint Greek. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

HTLS

    • Bons, Eberhard, ed. Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint. Vol. 1: Alpha – Gamma; Historisches Und Theologisches Lexikon Der Septuaginta 1. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.

History of the LXX in Ancient Judaism

Letter of Aristeas

Theological Exegesis/Theology of the LXX

  • Angelini, Anna, L’imaginaire du démoniaque dans la Septante: Une analyse comparée de la notion de “démon” dans la Septante et dans la Bible Hébraïque. JSJSup 197; Leiden: Brill, 2021. [Open Access]

LXX and the Biblical Canon

LXX and Scriptural Inspiration

The Language/Vocabulary of the LXX

  • Bons, Eberhard, Anna Mambelli, Daniela Scialabba, eds. Exodos, Storia di un vacabolo. Bologna: Pubblicazioni dell’istituto per le scienze religiose, 2020.
  • Tronci, Liana, “Future Forms in Postclassical Greek. Some Remarks on the Septuagint and the New Testament.” Pages 111-43 in Dariya Rfiyenko and Ilja A. Serzant (eds.), Postclassical Greek: Contemporary Approaches to Philology and Linguistics. Trends in Linguistics 335. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020.
  • Vergari, Romina. Toward a Contrastive Semantics of the Biblical Lexicon: The nouns of Rules and Regulations in Biblical Hebrew Historical-narrative Language and their Greek equivalents in the Septuagint. Topografie immateriali 2; Florence: Società Editrice, 2021.

Translation Studies

LXX Textual Criticism

  • Dorival, Gilles, “Les divisions anciennes du Psautier de la Septante.” Pages 109-24 in Guillaume Bady, Marjo C.A. Korpel (eds.), Les délimitations éditoriales des Ecritures. Des Bibles anciennes aux lectures modernes = Editorial Delimitations of the Scriptures, from Ancient Bibles to Modern Readings. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.
  • Tov, Emanuel. The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research. 3rd ed.; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015.

LXX and Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism

LXX and Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Muraoka, Takamitsu. A Syntax of Qumran Hebrew. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.

LXX and the Targums

LXX and the Peshitta

LXX and the New Testament

LXX & Philo

LXX & Josephus

LXX & Patristic Writers

LXX & Jerome

Textual Witnesses

Textual Transmission

Revisions

Recensions

Origen and the Hexapla

(Proto-)Lucianic/Antiochene Recension

Versions/Daughter/Sub-Versions

Personalia and History of Scholarship