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…]
Photos by Tavis Bohlinger
In this second installment of Design Showcase, we are immensely privileged to feature perhaps the most exciting new book project to come to light this year, Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. This immense 2-volume work, edited by Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross, is jointly published by Hendrickson Publishers and Deutsche Bibel Gesellschaft and will certainly be an invaluable resource for many generations of students, pastors, and scholars for years to come. [Read more…]
By John D. Meade
In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New Testament authors and early church fathers cited. How can professors in broader theological fields be expected to use the term any differently in their teaching and writing? [Read more…]
by Tavis Bohlinger*
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.
To celebrate the 12th annual LXX Day, Logos is offering a 30% discount on select LXX resources (see list below). But take note that this sale only lasts for the next two days, February 8 and 9, 2018. [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…]
It is inevitable that every student of ancient Greek will find a time when they feel out of their depth. Greek literature, as with literature in any language, ranges from relatively easy to read to frustratingly complex. And, since literary Greek syntax is anything but intuitive to native speakers of most modern languages, there will come a time when every student stares at a sentence in a text without even knowing where to start.
theLAB was just made aware of an exciting opportunity on offer this summer in Austria. World-reknowned Septuagint scholar Kristin de Troyer is running a course titled, “The Hebrew and Greek Texts of Esther” at Universität Salzburg. This topic is fitting given her extensive publishing output on Esther (and much more!). [Read more…]