Category Archives: LXX

Septuaginta. Band 3,1 Numeri (2nd Ed.)

A review copy of this newly published work arrived some months back and having made use of it I can offer the following remarks concerning the edition. First, the earlier edition of the LXX book of Numbers was published in … Continue reading

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Cambridge ‘Greek Papyri’ Reading Group

Via James *The Septuagintalist Superstar* Aitken In conjunction with the Cambridge Septuagint Series: Greek (documentary) papyri reading group. Thursdays at 12 BST. For those with good knowledge of Greek, this offers biblical students experience in reading the Greek of papyri. … Continue reading

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A Septuagint Snippet on International Septuagint Day

1 1 Και ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κρίνειν τοὺς κριτὰς καὶ ἐγένετο λιμὸς ἐν τῇ γῇ·, καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἀνὴρ ἀπὸ Βαιθλέεμ τῆς Ἰούδα τοῦ παροικῆσαι ἐν ἀγρῷ Μωάβ, αὐτὸς καὶ ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ. 2 καὶ ὄνομα τῷ … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day (From the LXX, of Course)

ἀναστήσαι τὸ δέρμα μου τὸ ἀναντλοῦν ταῦτα· παρὰ γὰρ κυρίου ταῦτά μοι συνετελέσθη, ἃ ἐγὼ ἐμαυτῷ συνεπίσταμαι, ἃ ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου ἑόρακεν καὶ οὐκ ἄλλος· πάντα δέ μοι συντετέλεσται ἐν κόλπῳ. “After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that … Continue reading

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Jonah 4 in the Göttingen LXX

4 1 Καὶ ἐλυπήθη Ιωνας λύπην μεγάλην καὶ συνεχύθη. 2 καὶ προσηύξατο πρὸς κύριον καὶ εἶπεν Ὦ κύριε, οὐχ οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου ἔτι ὄντος μου ἐν τῇ γῇ μου; διὰ τοῦτο προέφθασα τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς Θαρσις, διότι ἔγνων ὅτι σὺ ἐλεήμων … Continue reading

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Jonah 3 in the Göttingen LXX

3 1 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν ἐκ δευτέρου λέγων 2 Ἀνάστηθι πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ κατὰ τὸ κήρυγμα τὸ ἔμπροσθεν, ὃ ἐγὼ ἐλάλησα πρὸς σὲ. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωνας καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς Νινευη, καθὼς … Continue reading

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Jonah 2 In the Göttingen LXX

2 1 Καὶ προσέταξε κύριος κήτει μεγάλῳ καταπιεῖν τὸν Ιωναν· καὶ ἦν Ιωνας ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ τοῦ κήτους τρεῖς ἡμέρας καὶ τρεῖς νύκτας. 2 καὶ προσηύξατο Ιωνας πρὸς κύριον τὸν θεὸν αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῆς κοιλίας τοῦ κήτους 3 καὶ εἶπεν Ἐβόησα ἐν θλίψει … Continue reading

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Jonah 1 in the Göttingen LXX

ΙΩΝΑΣ 1 1 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν τὸν τοῦ Αμαθι λέγων 2 Ἀνάστηθι καὶ πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ, ὅτι ἀνέβη ἡ κραυγὴ τῆς κακίας αὐτῆς πρός με. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωνας τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς … Continue reading

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Chief Tools For Septuagint Studies

Here’s what you need in terms of the basics:

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The Septuagint Song On this Septuagint Day

#ICYMI last year – this year on LXX Day, sing the song from the IOSCS facebook page: We now have our very own anthem! On the occasion of the 2017 International Septuagint Day, Brent Niedergall composed the Septuagint Song. For … Continue reading

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International Septuagint Day: February 8

A few years ago Jim Aitken wrote February 8th is “International Septuagint Day.” Bloggers will be reminding us why it is important to study the LXX, including its text-critical value, its witness to early biblical exegesis, and its place as … Continue reading

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Happy International Septuagint Day

William Ross has an interview.  And Tavis has a post about the Vatican and its celebration of the LXX.  Look for more posts about the LXX throughout the day.  And get your Septuagint out and give it a read.

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Isaiah: Septuagint Commentary Series

This work consists of an introduction, transcription, translation, and commentary to the Greek translation of Isaiah in the Codex Sinaiticus. It comments on the Greek language in its context, especially on how the Greek language is stretched beyond its normal … Continue reading

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The Lexham English Septuagint (LES), Print Edition

The Lexham English Septuagint (LES) is a new translation of the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament writings used during New Testament times and in the early church. The LES provides a literal, readable, and transparent English edition of the … Continue reading

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New avenues in the exegesis of the Bible in the light of the LXX

October 23-24, 2019 All the details are available here:   LXX-Oct 2019

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Septuaginta. Band 11,2 Ecclesiastes

Die Herausgabe der großen kritischen Edition des ältesten erreichbaren Septuaginta-Textes ist Ziel des 1908 gegründeten Septuaginta-Unternehmens der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Anspruch und Aufgabe einer solchen Edition ist die auf möglichste Vollständigkeit angelegte Erfassung und transmissionsgeschichtliche Auswertung der handschriftlichen … Continue reading

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Very Happy News From IOSCS

Via Marieke Dhont- Trinity Western and the John William Wevers Institute for LXX Studies is organizing a modular course on LXX Genesis this Fall, taught by Dr. Robert Hiebert! For all details, see the attached flyer. Videostreaming available!

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Septuagint News

Marieke Dhont writes on facebook Jim ‘James’ Aitken and I are organising a panel at the IOSCS meeting in Aberdeen (4-9 August 2019) on “The Septuagint in its Bilingual Context.” Taking into account recent studies in bilingualism and the multilingual … Continue reading

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Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition

Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition offers the complete text of the Greek Old Testament as it appears in the Rahlfs-Hanhart revised Septuaginta, laid out in a clear and readable format. All deuterocanonical books are included, as well as all double-texts, which are presented … Continue reading

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The Greek of the Pentateuch

Described here– The nature of the Greek of the Septuagint has long been debated. Interference from the original Hebrew is present but scholars continue to disagree on its extent and significance. The Greek of the Pentateuch builds on John A. L. Lee’s … Continue reading

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