Happy International Septuagint Day everyone!
(This post was originally written in 2013 and published at my previous blog, Old School Script.) Imagine you are listening to a sermon during which the preacher says in passing, "Here, Paul quotes the Old Testament." There is nothing out of the ordinary here. Paul quotes the OT all the time. Imagine again that you... Continue Reading →
For those who do not know me, my name is Chris Fresch. I used to contribute over at Old School Script, but that blog is no longer active. Since then, Mike and Rachel kindly invited me to contribute here. So, here I am! This is a quick post to inform anyone who may be interested... Continue Reading →
This is a much delayed post. But I'm glad that I have finally taken the time to get it out the door... T. Muraoka. 2016. A syntax of Septuagint Greek. Leuven: Peeters. There is a sense in which introductions are perhaps the most interesting part of a reference work. The details are essential, of course,... Continue Reading →
A book review of of Tjen Anwar’s On conditionals in the Greek Pentateuch: A study of translational syntax (PDF LINK) appeared in the RBL RSS feed this morning when I was doing my reading. It’s a good review, though it really doesn’t do much beyond summarizing the contents. That’s not a bad thing. At the... Continue Reading →
Mike Heiser has just blogged about a number of Old Testament projects at Logos that are literally a handfull of orders away from going into production/development -- including the Göttingen LXX, the critical edition. Seriously awesome. HERE.
So I sat down to finish up the last two posts reviewing lexical entries in Muraoka's new lexicon today. They have been sitting around in my Windows Live Writer half written for a few weeks now. But much to my dismay, they were gone when I opened it up this afternoon. At some point, it... Continue Reading →
For my notes on how Muraoka's lexicon compares to other Ancient Greek lexica, see this post: Comparing Lexical Entries. My copy of Muraoka's Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint (2009) arrived in the mail from Eisenbrauns and I’ve taken some time to post a few pictures of this very beautifully bound book. Next week, when I... Continue Reading →
I started working on the Kaige text of 2 Samuel/Reigns today. I'll write about anything that pops out at me.