Tag: Septuagint

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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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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Spinning Flowers and Anxiety

Lilies don’t spin. But what does that have to do with anything? I’ve read Matthew several times, but for some reason I’ve never pursued exactly what is meant when Jesus says that the lilies don’t “spin.” Matthew 6:28–29 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither labor nor spin, but I tell…

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