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What They Thought when They Were Wrong

Wisdom of Solomon, Chapter 2 Greek text This is what they said to themselves when they were thinking wrongly: Our life is short and stressful, and there’s no remedy for a person’s death. For someone to return from Hades is unheard of. We were born out of the blue, and in the future it will […]

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Bible Tech

Webinar: Studying LXX in Accordance

Abram KJ is going to be leading a webinar on studying the Septuagint in Accordance. It starts at 2pm EST today. Sorry for the late notice. Sign up here if you can.

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Greek

Montanari talks about BrillDAG

Is a new dictionary of ancient Greek necessary? On Brill’s language and linguistics blog, Franco Montanari answers this question and talks about the distinctive features of his new lexicon. This is a really helpful post highlighting three reasons why he thinks his lexicon is necessary: Progress in our understanding of ancient Greek The evolution of […]

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Bible Odyssey: What is the Oldest Bible?

I wrote an article for Bible Odyssey answering this question. Bible Odyssey is an online initiative of SBL intended to communicate the results of scholarship to a popular audience. The article is a response to several user questions related to the issue of “oldest Bible.” I tried to explain that the answer depends on what […]

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Accordance Greek Tech

Göttingen Job in Accordance

“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 […]

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Bible Greek

LXX Psalm 6

Greek TextFor the end, with hymns, for the eighth. A Psalm of David. Lord, don’t correct me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, Lord, because I am weak. Heal me, Lord, because my bones have been shaken. My soul has been fiercly shaken. And as for you, Lord, […]

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Bible Greek

LXX Psalm 5

Greek Text For the end, for the heir. A song of David. Listen to my words, Lord! Take notice of my cry! Pay attention to sound of my request, my king and my God! Because to you I will pray, Lord. In the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I will present […]

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Bible Greek

LXX Psalm 4

Greek Text For the end. With instrumental music. A song of David. When I called, the God of my justice heard me. In difficult places you made room for me. Have compassion on me and hear my prayer! Oh people, how long will you be hard-hearted? Why do you love what is worthless and seek […]

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Bible Greek

LXX Psalm 3

Greek Text A Psalm of David, when he ran from Absalom, his son. Lord, why were there so many of those who oppress me? Many rise up agaisnt me! Many say to me, There is no salvation for him in his God. But you, Lord, are the one who helps me — my glory and […]

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LXX Psalm 2

Greek Text Why were the nations arrogant, and why did the peoples plot vainly? The kings of the earth stood side by side; the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and his anointed one. Let’s break off their bonds, and let’s cast off their yolk. The one who dwells in heaven will laugh out […]