Septuagint of Historical Books

Programme

The research unit focuses on the Septuagint versions of the historical books and their influence on the larger methodological framework of Hebrew Bible studies. Since the scholarship of Septuagint historical books, and the textual history of these books as a whole, is currently in a state of flux and many questions are open, there is a need for a forum to discuss these issues on a wider scope. The aim of this unit is to illuminate various aspects relating to the textual history of the Greek versions and their underlying Hebrew source texts. This includes questions concerning translation technique, vocabulary and syntax; text-critical issues; revision history; daughter versions; and the impact of Septuagint studies on the textual and editorial history of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Keywords:

Septuagint, Historical books, Textual history, Translation, Greek Bible

Chairs

Ville Mäkipelto
University of Helsinki

Timo Tekoniemi
University of Helsinki


Member Area

Warsaw 2019 Call for Papers

For the 2019 Warsaw meeting we invite proposals exploring various aspects of the Septuagint versions of the historical books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel-Kings). All proposals relating to the issues outlined in the program are warmly welcome. In addition to a general session, we will organise an invited thematic session together with the research unit “Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Empirical Evidence”, which will explore the importance of the Septuagint in offering evidence for editing of the Hebrew Bible.



The Annual Conference is
in Warsaw 11-14 August 2019.
The call for papers is open
until the end of February.