I attended Al Pietersma’s annual BBQ last Saturday while I was in Toronto (before heading off to the CSBS meetings in London, ON). The food and drink was great as usual, as was the company. It was great to be able to catch up with Al and other friends such as LXX scholars like Cameron Boyd-Taylor, Rob Hiebert, Claude Cox, and Tony Michaels.
Al has been quite busy editing the volumes of the New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS), among other things. The translation is coming along quite well and an exciting development is that provisional editions of most of the books are now available from the NETS website.
NETS is a new translation of the Greek Jewish Scriptures, entitled A New English Translation of the Septuagint and the Other Greek Translations Traditionally Included Under that Title (the full title is quite a mouthful!). One volume is published thus far:
For more information on this project, see the NETS webpage.