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ἀποστροφή in Oedipus at Colonus (1473), LXX Genesis (3:16)

Our co-blogger Victoria Gaile Laidler this week considers Genesis 3:16 in Jerome’s Latin here. And some of us some years ago considered Genesis 3:16 in the LXX translators’ Hebraic Hellene… 51 more words


The Importance of the Ancient Manuscript of Leviticus That Was "Digitially Unearthed"

These are exciting times that we live in, if you are into ancient Biblical manuscripts that is.

A Guardian article tells us that recently:

An ancient scroll that was crushed and burned in a blaze that engulfed an entire town more than 1,400 years ago has been digitally unfurled and identified as a copy of the book of Leviticus. 350 more words


Was Jesus Really a Carpenter? Part II: The LXX Evidence

In our first installment we introduced the idea that Jesus was called a “carpenter” in Mark 6:3, and “the carpenter’s son” in Matthew 13:5. Aside from these two instances, nothing of the sort is found in the NT, leaving the meaning less than clear for modern readers. 1,339 more words

Christian Origins

What Have You Done for Me Lately!? (Exodus 17:7)

On their journey towards Mt. Sinai from Egypt, the Israelites became angry. Actually, they became angry a lot, but this time they said something particularly foolish: 792 more words


Book Review: Karen H. Jobes, Discovering the Septuagint

Jobes, Karen H., ed. Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Academic, 2016. 351 pp. Hb; $20.00. Link to Kregel Academic… 908 more words

Book Reviews

LXX Scholar Interview: Dr. Cécile Dogniez

Today is yet another installment in my series of interviews with notable scholars in Septuagint studies. I am very pleased to introduce today’s featured scholar, Dr.  1,626 more words

Old Testament Studies