The following essay is published in recognition of International LXX Day, celebrated yearly on February 8, and is also a part of our long-form essay series here on theLAB. LXX day was a week ago today, but you can celebrate it today with this essay on its origin, and check out the great list of LXX resources at the end.[Read more…]
by Tavis Bohlinger*
Yesterday we celebrated International LXX Day by publishing an essay on The Origin of the LXX. Today we are pleased to present the second half of that essay, because, well, we just love the Septuagint here at Logos (this proves it).
Plus, this gives us the chance to extend the 30% discount on select LXX resources, so you can boost your Logos digital library (see list below; if you don’t yet have Logos Bible Software, check this out). Don’t forget that today is the last day of the sale. [Read more…]
by William Ross, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge
To say that interest in Septuagint studies is growing rapidly has been a favorite pastime of Septuagint scholars at least since the foundation of the IOSCS nearly fifty years ago. While this tradition may seem closer to an affirmation of personal academic relevance than anything else, it has nevertheless been and remains true. Septuagint scholarship moves at a glacial pace because it is both a small and complex field, caught in an institutionalized gulf between Old and New Testament studies. Yet move it does, as evident from the ongoing efforts of many scholars to finally complete the Göttingen critical edition of the Septuagint after over a century of industry. [Read more…]