Category Archives: Septuagint

Some Septuagint Updates

I have made a few updates to my Annotated Guide to the LXX. Among the updates, you may find the full listing of all the critical editions of the Septuagint useful. It includes all of the Göttingen Septuagint volumes as … Continue reading

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Septuagint Institute Website

The Septuagint Institute at Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminary has a new website. It has information about the Institute as well as announcements about upcoming events. Check it out. Tags: Septuagint, LXX, Septuagint Institute, Trinity Western University

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Revised Septuaginta Soon to be Published

Wieland Willker on the Text Criticism list has alerted us to a revised edition of Rahlfs Septuagina to be published later this summer by the German Bible Society. The revision was done by Robert Hanhart and includes over a thousand … Continue reading

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Another New LXX Book: The Legend of the Septuagint

There is a new book on the Septuagint that focuses on the legends surrounding its origins (the Letter of Aristeas), as well as its reception history: The Legend of the Septuagint: From Classical Antiquity to Today, Abraham Wasserstein and David … Continue reading

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New Septuagint Volume

When I was in Toronto for CSBS, I went to the annual Pietersma picnic and caught up with the likes of Claude Cox, Tony Michael, Cameron Boyd-Taylor, Paul McLean, Wade White, and, of course, Al Pietersma. We talked briefly about … Continue reading

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Snoring: Biblical and Otherwise (The Real Reason for Jonah’s Flight)

I have finally figured out why Jonah took off to Tarshish when God told him to go to Nineveh! Jonah wasn’t being disobedient to God, he was just obeying a higher authority — his wife Anak! I have it on … Continue reading

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TWU Septuagint Institute Press Release

I originally announced the creation of the Septuagint Institute at Trinity Western University back in July (“Septuagint Institute at TWU/ACTS“). I just received my invitation to the the official Septuagint Institute inauguration as well as the special dinner; I know … Continue reading

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New St. Catherine Monastery Website

The Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai now has a very nice looking official website. The website is currently only in modern Greek, though English and Arabic versions are in the works. The site contains information about the … Continue reading

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Tendenz and Translation: The Importance of Knowing the Character of a Manuscript for Textual Criticism

One of the toughest jobs for textual critics is knowing the tendenz or proclivities of the manuscripts or versions they are using for textual reconstruction. This step requires an enormous amount of work that entails an intensive study of a … Continue reading

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The LXX Psalm Superscriptions (Part 4) Situational Ascriptions

This is the fourth of a series of entries on the superscriptions in the Greek Psalter. Previous entries include “The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 1),” “The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 2): Personal Names and Notions of Authorship,” and “The Septuagint … Continue reading

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