International LXX Day Preparations

Next Monday, February 8, is International Septuagint Day. I’ve been trying to think of some good ways to celebrate, and I’m soliciting your suggestions. So far my ideas include:

  • Wearing a paper-clip necklace to work comprised of 70 (or 72) paper clips
  • Reading only seven eighths of my daily Jeremiah passage
  • Randomly adding references to prayer, almsgiving and the Divine Name in Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes
  • Switching all my Hebrew books to the bottom shelf and the Greek books to the top shelf
  • Back-translating Tobit into Aramaic
  • Praying devotionally through Hengel’s The Septuagint As Christian Scripture

Any more ideas?

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, transplanted to Pennsylvania...lived and taught in Eastern Europe for six years…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth.
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3 Responses to International LXX Day Preparations

  1. Susan Giffone says:

    Take 70 (or 72) Talmudic scholars out for Greek food.

  2. Be wildly upset about the fact that you have to marry and seduce (not necessarily in that order) a pagan king even though you’re a pious Jewish girl in exile.

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