Should the Septuagint be Considered Inspired?

| August 27, 2013

That’s the question proposed for consideration in a post by a friend of mine, Gabe Martini (“Is the Septuagint a Divinely Inspired Translation?“). Nothing like a provocative headline! I thought you Septuagint fans out there would like it. Gabe is Orthodox and so he’s ready to say “yes” in answer to his own question. The article is interesting […]

Why Should You Care About the Septuagint?

| July 22, 2013

Here’s one answer. The link leads to the Oxford University Press website and points to a new book on the LXX. But it also contains a good overview answer to the question that I’d recommend to readers. Here’s a related answer that I wrote for Bible and Spade in 2010. Technorati Tags: Christianity, early church, […]

Working with Hebrew, Greek, and English in the MT and LXX in Logos 5

| July 13, 2013

That’s the title of this post by Mark Hoffman over at the Bible Studies and Technology blog. I thought I’d post a link to it for those who don’t really know what Logos Bible Software does (or can do) – or, perish the thought, who are still using paper tools! MT = Masoretic Text (traditional […]

My Thoughts on Nephilim: Answering a Criticism

| March 7, 2013

Some readers have drawn my attention to this recent criticism of my understanding of the morphology of the word nephilim. I left some comments on that blog site, but thought it would be worth a post here. I’ll try to be brief (stop laughing). First, it is true that most scholars see nephilim (spelled npylym […]

Scholarly Journal for Septuagint Studies Now Available Online

| March 5, 2013

Thanks to Peter Gentry for this note. Thanks to the hard work of Ben Wright and Jay Treat, volumes 1-33 (1968-2000) of the Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (BIOSCS) are now available in PDF online. The IOSCS printed these first 33 volumes and have obtained permission from the current publisher (Eisenbrauns) to […]