Category Archives: Septuagint

Codex Sinaiticus Digitization Project Going Live

The first online phase of the Codex Sinaiticus digitization project headed by the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham, in cooperation with the British Library and the three other holding libraries, will be going … Continue reading

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“The LXX says…” – Taking Septuagint Criticism Seriously

Shawn Flynn over at Palimpsest has some interesting thoughts on Septuagint criticism and its use in biblical studies, particularly in the study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. One of the primary issues that he raises at the beginning of his … Continue reading

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Some Septuagint Updates

I have made some updates to my Resources Relating to the LXX pages on my main website. The updates included mentioning two new resources, both of which I previously announced some time ago. First, there is the new revised version … Continue reading

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A Comparative Psalter: MT, LXX, and English Translations

[I announced this back in June 2006; it is just now available] An interesting resource for the study of the Septuagint has just been published by Oxford University Press: A Comparative Psalter: Hebrew (Masoretic Text) – Revised Standard Version Bible … Continue reading

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The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 2) Personal Names and Notions of Authorship (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 3rd July 2005] There are a total of 37 places where the LXX Psalter has either additions (13x) or expansions (24x) to the superscripts in comparison to the MT Psalter. While these may be classified in a number … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus Integrated into Zhubert.com

This is kind of nifty: over at www.zhubert.com — a web site that allows you to read the Bible in the original languages or translation side by side — you can now pull up the page in Codex Sinaiticus while … Continue reading

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New Facsimile Images of Codex Sinaiticus Online

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts has uploaded new images of Codex Sinaiticus. The images are from the full-sized black and white facsimile of the manuscript edited by Helen and Kirsopp Lake and published by Clarendon Press … Continue reading

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The Practice of Textual Criticism (TCHB 8)

With some of the theory surrounding textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible behind us, with this post I am going to discuss how to actually go about text criticism. This is the eighth post in a series on the textual … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus: A Profile (TCHB 5)

Codex Sinaiticus (designated by the sigla א or S) was discovered in the nineteenth century by Constantine von Tischendorf at the Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai peninsula (hence its name). It is one of the oldest copies of … Continue reading

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Early Versions of the Hebrew Bible (TCHB 4)

This post continues surveying the witnesses to the text of the Old Testament. This post focuses on the early translation of the Hebrew Bible. This is the fourth in a series of posts on the textual criticism of the Hebrew … Continue reading

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