Septuagint and Old Greek Studies: Discussion Group

From: Joel D Kalvesmaki (
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 13:12:32 EDT

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<DIV><FONT color=#000000><FONT size=3>I am pleased to announce the beginning of
a new discussion list for the Septuagint. Please cross-post where
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<P>The process of translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek from the 3rd
c. BCE through to the 3rd c. CE constitutes a substantial field of studies which
is inadequately studied. The introduction of the Hebrew Bible to the
Graeco-Roman world begins with the translation of the Torah into Greek under a
third century Ptolemy, continues with the ensuing translation and composition of
other biblical books in Greek, and the rise of new translations and redactions
after the split between Christianity and Judaism. The resultant families of
texts, discernably emergent in the 4th c. CE and associated with the ptolemaic
stories, are known as the Septuagint. Modern research has sought to critically
reconstruct earlier Greek versions of the Hebrew Scriptures which are often
called the Old Greek.</P>
<P>To contribute to further understanding of the Septuagint and Old Greek
versions of the Hebrew Scriptures, this discussion list is dedicated to
facilitate exchange between theologians, Biblical scholars, philologists, and
students of Septuagintal studies. Anyone with any kind of interest is welcome to
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<P><FONT color=#000000><FONT size=3>To subscribe: </FONT></FONT><A
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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face="" size=3>Joel D Kalvesmaki<BR>Alumnus, Classics
and Philosophy<BR>University of Washington<BR>Seattle,


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