“The Septuagint says …” You can’t responsibly finish that sentence without checking a Göttingen edition. If there is no Göttingen edition for a particular book, then we usually turn to Rahlfs, but his edition was never intended to be the last word on the Old Greek (“Septuagint”) text. Why Göttingen? This point is not widely […]
John Meade just informed me that the Hexapla Institute website has been updated. According to John, they are trying to bring the online hub for “the Field for the 21st century” into the 21st century. Check it out for information on the history of the project, assigments, and more.
It is hard to break the habit of reading the Greek Old Testament merely as a witness to a Hebrew Vorlage. Tessa Rajak puts it poignantly, Because of the complexity of its relationship with a range of Hebrew precursors, because of the sheer number of recensions which the Greek text underwent, and because of our […]
What does it mean that all roads of Septuagint studies lead back to Origen? Dines states it nicely, Origen had not intended his work to be used indiscriminately; it was to help users of the Bible who needed a clearer picture of the text in order to gain access to the Hebrew, whether for debate […]
The man even has a line of cigars named after him… [These guys have a full review]