Melvin K.H. Peters: Translating the Old Greek Bible (The Septuagint): An Inconvenient Witness to Biblical History

Professor Melvin K.H. Peters (Duke University) delivered the lecture, “Translating the Old Greek Bible (The Septuagint): An Inconvenient Witness to Biblical History” at the BYU Kennedy Center on April 2, 2009.

Peters speaks about the Septuagint, the Leningrad Codex, and NETS (New English Translation of the Septuagint). He asks why the retroverted Septuagint is not preferred by the majority of academic and confessional users of the Bible.

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Interview with Emanuel Tov on the Septuagint

William A. Ross interviews Professor Emanuel Tov (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) about the Septuagint (published May 6, 2016).

0:00-3:18        Describe how you became interested in LXX studies and your training?
3:19-7:04        How did your academic mentors think about the Greek of the Septuagint? 
7:05-17:30      Describe some of your more significant publications in the field.
28:45-29:30   How has the field changed over the course of your career?
24:15-25:24   What are areas in LXX that still need research? 
25:25-28:44   What are some of your current projects in LXX studies?
28:45-29:30   What is the future of LXX studies?

Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens (MSU)

Septuaginta-Unternehmen

Many of the volumes in the Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens (MSU) series are available for free download in pdf format, from the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Vol. 25

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des 2. Esrabuches, Göttingen 2003.

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Vol. 23

O. Wahl, Der Deuteronomium-Text der Sacra Parallela, Göttingen 1997.

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Vol. 22

R. Hanhart, Ein unbekannter Text zur griechischen Esra-Überlieferung, Göttingen 1995.

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Vol. 21

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Exodus, Göttingen 1992.

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Vol. 19

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Leviticus, Göttingen 1986.

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Vol. 17

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des Buches Tobit, Göttingen 1984.

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Vol. 16

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Numbers, Göttingen 1982.

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Vol. 15

J. Barr, The Typology of Literalism in Ancient Biblical Translations, Göttingen 1979.

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Vol. 14

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des Buches Judith, Göttingen 1979.

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Vol. 13

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Deuteronomy, Göttingen 1978.

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Vol. 12

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des 1. Esrabuches, Göttingen 1974.

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Vol. 11

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Genesis, Göttingen 1974.

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Vol. 7

R. Hanhart, Zum Text des 2. und 3. Makkabäerbuches, Göttingen 1961.

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Vol. 4

A. Rahlfs, Paul de Lagardes wissenschaftliches Lebenswerk im Rahmen einer Geschichte seines Lebens dargestellt, Berlin 1928.

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Vol. 3,2

A. Rahlfs, Studie über den griechischen Text des Buches Ruth, Berlin 1922.

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Vol. 3,1

A. Rahlfs, Über einige alttestamentliche Handschriften des Abessinierklosters S. Stefano zu Rom, Berlin 1918.

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Vol. 2

A. Rahlfs, Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments, Berlin 1914.

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Vol. 1,7

A. Rahlfs, Kleine Mitteilungen aus dem Septuaginta-Unternehmen, Berlin 1915.

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Vol. 1,6

L. Lütkemann/A. Rahlfs, Hexaplarische Randnoten zu Isaias 1–16, aus einer Sinai-Handschrift, Berlin 1915.

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Vol. 1,5

A. Rahlfs, Die alttestamentlichen Lektionen der griechischen Kirche, Berlin 1915.

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Vol. 1,4

W. Gerhäußer/A. Rahlfs, Münchener Septuaginta-Fragmente, Berlin 1913.

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Vol. 1,3

E. Große-Brauckmann, Der Psaltertext bei Theodoret, Berlin 1911.

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Vol. 1,2

P. Glaue/A. Rahlfs, Fragmente einer griechischen Übersetzung des samaritanischen Pentateuch, Berlin 1911.

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The Formation of the Canon: Hayward Lectures 2006

The 2006 Hayward Lectures, held at Acadia Divinity College, are available on YouTube. Lectures by Emanuel Tov, James Charlesworth, Stephen Dempster, Craig Evans, Lee McDonald, Stanley Porter, and Jonathan Wilson address various aspects of the formation of the biblical canon(s). Most of the Hayward lectures were later included in Craig A. Evans and Emanuel Tov, eds, Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective (Baker Academic, 2008).

Emanuel Tov, “The Septuagint as a Source for the Literary Analysis of Hebrew Scripture”

James Charlesworth, “Writings Ostensibly Outside the Canon”

Stephen G. Dempster, “Torah, Torah, Torah: The Emergence of the Tripartite Canon”

Craig A. Evans, “The Apocryphal Jesus: Assessing the Possibilities and Problems”

Lee Martin McDonald, “Wherein Lies Authority? A Discussion of Books, Texts, and Translations”

Stanley Porter, “Paul and the Process of Canonization”

Jonathan R. Wilson, “Canon and Authority: What is at Stake?”

T. Michael Law: The Septuagint Sessions podcast

septuagint-sessions

Dr T. Michael Law presents a podcast series on the Greek Bible and related literature: The Septuagint Sessions. The podcasts commenced on February 17, 2014.

The podcasts are available:

Michael Law is author of When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible (OUP, 2013), and publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Marginalia Review of Books.