Category Archives: Septuagint

The Septuagint and Textual Criticism: Retroverting the Text

[One of my main areas of research is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint. This post talks about how the Greek text can be used to help us understand the Hebrew original. It was originally published 08/2009] … Continue reading

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R.I.P. John William Wevers

World class Septuagintal scholar John William Wevers passed away last week. Here is a notice that was sent to the members of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies: On July 23, Professor Emeritus John William Wevers, of the University of … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Septuagint and Qumran Psalm 151

As I mentioned in my previous posts on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition, there is significant debate on the relationship between the Septuagint Psalm 151 and the version of the Psalm found in the Qumran Psalms scroll (11Q5 Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 151 at Qumran

As mentioned in my previour post on Septuagint Psalm 151 (first installment in my series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition), the discovery of Hebrew psalms clearly related to the Septuagint Psalm 151 created quite a stir among biblical … Continue reading

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Septuagint Psalm 151

This post is my first in a series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition.  Now,  some of my readers may be wondering what is this Psalm 151 that I am talking about? The biblical book of Psalms only contains … Continue reading

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Electronic Edition of the Göttingen Septuagint Announced by Logos

Logos Bible Software has announced a project that will make all Septuagint scholars’  mouths water: an electronic edition of all of the Göttingen Septuagint volumes, including the entire critical apparatus.  The LXX will be morphologically tagged and fully searchable; and … Continue reading

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German Translation of the LXX Published

The very first translation of the Septuagint into German has now been published: Septuaginta Deutsch: Das griechische Alte Testament in deutscher Übersetzung (Martin Karrer and Wolfgang Kraus, eds.; Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2009). The “LXX.D” project has been on the go for … Continue reading

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Reasons to Study the Septuagint (in Honour of International Septuagint Day)

“The Sept-tu-a-what?” is what I hear from many of my students when I first mention the Septuagint in my introductory lecture on the text and transmission of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.  By mid-term, however (or should I say by the … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus Conference

As many of my readers may or may not know, there will be a special Codex Sinaiticus Conference at the British Library, London, on 6-7 July 2009. The Codex Sinaiticus Project, an international initiative to reunite the entire manuscript in … Continue reading

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Nerds Galore!

OK, I have been trying to view the images of Codex Sinaiticus on the codexsinaiticus.org website for the last 24 hours. I keep getting this message: Too many concurrent connections (> 100.000). The manuscript page is temporarily unavailable. Please try … Continue reading

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