Seminar in Current Issues in LXX Research – Trinity Western University

In May I will be participating in a seminar entitled “Current Issues in Septuagint Studies,” held from the 27th to the 31st at Trinity Western University. The university is home to the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies (here), where several capable scholars are currently teaching and researching. They are currently “preparing volumes on the first four books of the Pentateuch for the Society of Biblical Literature Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS) series.” The course aims to introduce students to “the foundational principles and methodology of the SBLCS project, and to current, cutting-edge research in the discipline of Septuagint Studies” (citation here as of 4/3/13). Here is the syllabus preview, as well as a course poster.

It is my aim to use the course as an opportunity to explore research possibilities in LXX lexicography, especially in the vein of J.A.L. Lee’s somewhat outdated work in the Pentateuch. This area is of interest to me for doctoral work. I am look forward also to tailoring my work at TWU into a paper which will be presented this August 1st-3rd in Munich, Germany at the 2013 Congress of the IOSCS, held just before the IOSOT meeting.