…Or, Happy Septuagint Day! The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS) has declared February 8 “International Septuagint Day,” because, “On February 8, 553, the Byzantine emperor Justinian decreed that the Septuagint should be used in Greek-speaking synagogues.”
In celebration of Int’l LXX Day, I’ve collected links to some ThinkHardThinkWell posts over the years that relate to the First Greek Testament, perhaps the most important Bible translation ever.
- Here I discuss the LXX’s contribution to our understanding of Eph 2:11-12.
- Here I raise the difficult question of the authority of the LXX. I’m not sure the issue has become any clearer for me since last year.
- Here is last year’s post on Int’l LXX Day. Fun!
- Here I discuss Bible versions and translations.
Your thoughts are appreciated, as always. Enjoy!
P.S.: If you happen to be at Westminster Seminary tonight or tomorrow afternoon, make sure to visit my book table in VT Hall. Good deals are there for the swiping.