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Peter Williams on the so-called "Septuagint"

Not too long ago it was conference season for biblical scholars everywhere. Now we are all feeling the afterglow of Christmas and the saccharine lull until the New Year begins. 225 more words

Old Testament Studies

Why God is like a Unicorn

As my father lay dying several years ago, I was reading from the Psalms by his bedside. I read the following verse and became rather whimsically startled: 922 more words

Ancient Israel

A Review of the IOSCS 15th Congress Volume

Every three years the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies has their international congress meeting. This is the largest organization and conference devoted specifically to Septuagint studies. 1,910 more words


LXX Scholar Interview: José Manuel Cañas Reíllo

It’s an exciting day here at Septuaginta &c. (notice that I have finally given this blog a name), as I continue with my ongoing series of… 1,756 more words

Old Testament Studies

ΜΟΝΟΓΕΝΗΣ: Data Anecdotes

This isn’t an empirical corpus study of μονογενής. It isn’t comprehensive or thorough; it’s just a handful of examples that popped out at me while looking at instances of μονογενής in Koine texts. 342 more words


Initial Thoughts on "Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus"

In Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus – Hellenistic Histories and the date of the Pentateuch, Russel Gmirkin argues that “the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273-272 BCE by Jewish scholars at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuigant translation of the Pentateuch into Greek” (1). 283 more words

General Musings

Book Review—Discovering the Septuagint by Karen H. Jobes

Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader by Karen H. Jobes

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Thanks to the kind folks at Kregel for this review copy! 733 more words