Abram K-J over at Words on the Word has started hosting a monthly Septuagint Studies Soireé, similar to the monthly Biblical Studies Carnival but focused (obviously) on the LXX. I am an LXX fanatic and so I’m especially glad that Abram is putting this together each month. The world needs more exposure to LXX studies and this is a great place to start.
I hope to be able to contribute some more posts on the LXX in the near future (I recently posted snippets from my work on Susanna here, here, and here). Since I’m currently taking a class on Paul and his letters I would like to touch on Paul’s view of Scripture, particularly his use of the LXX. I’m also planning to read through the Apocrypha this semester since I’ve only ever read bits and pieces… I know, for shame!). One could easily get lost in the field of Septuagint studies as there is so much to learn and discover, but it’s all wonderfully fascinating and incredibly important to the life of the Church.