Current Writing

This is a description of the various writing projects that I am working on at present or only very recently finished. I try to keep this page fairly up-to-date, but things inevitably get lost in the chaos. This was accurate as of September 2020. You can also check out my CV for details about older completed projects.

Another good way to keep up with my publications is by going to my Amazon author page.


T&T Clark Handbook for Septuagint Research

A recent and fairly long-term project that is now very nearly complete is the T&T Clark Handbook for Septuagint Research, which should be in print in early 2021. The book is meant to overview the most important research areas in the discipline and provide guidance as to how to undertake it. You can read more about it here.

A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary

In 2019 my co-authored book A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary was published. This project was a kind of complementary idea to the large-scale Reader’s Edition discussed below. You can read more about this book here.

Reader’s Septuagint

One of my first major projects was a reader’s edition of the Septuagint, which I co-edited with Greg Lanier of RTS-Orlando. I have written a lot about this here and there. Here is the original book announcement. Greg and I also put together a dedicated blog site, where you can also log errata if you find any. Greg and I have also done two interviews about it: one with Exegetical Tools and another with the New Books Network. I also wrote a brief article for Credo Mag about it. You can find a few other discussions of the work here.

Doctoral Dissertation

For virtually all of the four years that I was working on Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition, I was also a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge. My dissertation focused on the language change evident within the textual history of the book of Judges in Greek. The dissertation was a contribution to the ongoing discussions about the language of the Septuagint and how best to go about Septuagint lexicography.

I submitted the dissertation in August of 2018 and defended not too long afterwards in November 2018 (somewhat oddly, at SBL in Denver, CO . . . long story). Since that time I have received a contract for publication and will be undertaking some minor revisions over the next year. It should appear in 2021. If you can’t wait that long, you can at least read the abstract.

Ongoing Book Projects

I have a few other things going that are in various phases of completion, but can’t really say too much about.

First, I have a book very close to completion that I co-authored with Greg Lanier. It will be published in 2021 with Crossway and compliment most of the other work we have done together in the area of Septuagint scholarship. Greg and I also have another, longer-term, textually-focused project in the hopper that I’ll say more about in time to come.

I am preparing a book proposal or two as well at this point. But some of my more near-horizon projects fall into the article or chapter category, at least for the time being.

Articles, Contributions, Etc.

I have a handful of things that are forthcoming in this category.

One is a chapter in the Handbook I co-edited above, which discusses the spectrum of modern language translations of the Septuagint.

Another is an article that came out of a seminar I participated in at the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge (see here). The article is going to be much broader than my initial presentation, and aims to look some problematic aspects of talking about “Septuagint Greek.” As part of the background investigation, I dip into some pretty interesting issues surrounding the ancient Greek grammarians and their effect on medieval and early modern views of language, so it’s been fun (and complicated). That is theoretically coming out in 2021 with the rest of the essays in that seminar.

Two others include, first, an article that discusses the particularities in the Hellenistic Egyptian background of two words: παιδάριον and νεανίσκος (see here). Second, I have is investigation of the authorship of a curious and disputed early modern Septuagint concordance that has been sitting in the Bodleian Library at Oxford for a few centuries (see here).

As usual, I have a few book reviews coming out, and am working on a few others.

Popular Writing

Although I have not done so in a while, in the past I have written for The Gospel Coalition, and hope to do so more in the future as time allows.

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