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LXX Commentary Series: Part I - Brill

A while back I began a series of posts to overview the major contemporary translation projects of the Septuagint. Thus far I have dealt with the recent English translation, known as NETS (see… 716 more words


Septuagint Scholar Interview II: Dr. Rob Hiebert

Not too long ago I posted an interview with Dr. Karen Jobes of Wheaton College in honor of International Septuagint Day. Obviously since Karen is such a wonderful person, the post was received very well. 1,224 more words


Zech 13:7


(7) Whichever way verse 6 should go, verse 7 definitely applies to the Messiah since Jesus quoted this prophecy concerning Himself in Matt 26:31. And it casts back to Zech 11:4 where He was told to pasture the flock doomed to slaughter. 281 more words

Jeff Scoggins

A Brief Note on Epigraphy and Rare Forms

I have mentioned in the past that my research concerns Koine Greek documentary evidence. Among other things (e.g., ostraca, graffiti, mummy cartonnage), this includes primarily papyri and inscriptions from the Ptolemaic period of Egypt. 332 more words


Zech 12:3


(3) The two other time we have encountered the stone in Zechariah it was a reference to Jesus Christ (Zech 3:9, 10:4). So it seems that there is likely a similar allusion here, particularly when we add Matt 21:44 to the mix. 182 more words

Jeff Scoggins

Lexicography for the Church

In the bleak midwinter of England, it’s easy to start questioning everything. Roughly halfway through my first year of doctoral research at Cambridge, there have been times already that I have wondered “why am I doing this?” From what I gather at tea time with my fellow researchers at… 592 more words


Zech 10:4


(4) Translators are unsure of whom “him” refers. Some say Judah and some the Messiah. The Hebrew and the LXX Greek use the third person singular not the plural. 396 more words

Jeff Scoggins