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Important Studies of Kinship-terms and Forms of Address

Through reading the recently-published thesis of one of our PhD students, I’ve learned of a body of important studies on terms used in the NT by Professor Eleanor Dickey.   653 more words

YHWH in the Septuagint

Further to my earlier postings and the (many!) comments elicited, especially those about the use of “kyrios” in the LXX, I point readers to an excellent essay by John Wevers: 737 more words

The Old Testament: Hebrew and Greek (History of the Bible, part 5)

Last week I discussed the separation of Old and New Testament, or rather the lack thereof, the divisions in the Old and New Testament, and the creation of the Canon. 616 more words

The History Of The Bible: There And Back Again

Review of J. Ross Wagner

In a previous post I briefly discussed J. Ross Wagner’s book Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics, FAT 88 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck / Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2013). 181 more words


The "Septuagint": Some Scholarly Resources

In response to an earlier posting, a couple of commenters referred to the “Septuagint” (the name commonly given to the Greek translations of the Jewish scriptures, the “Old Testament”), raising questions about what it represented in its original setting.  580 more words