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LXX Translations Part III: La Biblia Griega

It is time for an overview of the third major modern translation of the Septuagint. If you haven’t been following along, I have been working on a multi-part  1,270 more words

Old Testament Studies

BibleWorks 10 (Part III)

*Click here for Part I and Part II of my BibleWorks 10 review.

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BibleWorks 10

LXX Scholar Interview: Dr. John Meade

It’s time for another installment in my ongoing “Septuagint Scholar Interview” series. For reference, some of my previous as well as upcoming interviews are located  832 more words

Old Testament Studies

Translating Psalm 36:1

I have been teaching through some of the Wisdom Psalms in my Summer Bible Study series at church. Psalm 36:1 presents several unusual challenges for a teacher since translations vary greatly: 580 more words

Psalms

In The Last Days

When Peter quotes from the prophet Joel at the end of his Pentecost sermon, he seems to begin the quotation with the words, “And it will be in the last days, says the LORD, I will pour out my Spirit (ἔσται ἐν ταῖς ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις λέγει ὁ θεός ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου)” (Acts 2:17). 395 more words

OT In The NT

Abrahamic David

According to its inscription, Psalm 72 is in praise of Solomon, for his mercy, piety, and might. Towards the end, the psalmist exclaims, “May men bless themselves (יִתְבָּרְכוּ) by him, all nations (גֹּויִם) call him blessed!” (Ps 72:17, RSV) This has first-blush resonances with the LORD’s promise to Abraham, “In thee shall all families (מִשְׁפְּחֹת) of the earth be blessed (נִבְרְכוּ)” (Gen 12:3, KJV). 159 more words

Romans

Announcing a New ETS Session Devoted to Septuagint Studies

Just a short post this time to convey some exciting news for those interested in Old Testament and Septuagint studies like I am. Beginning at this year’s… 423 more words

Old Testament Studies