A Reflection

I have found an encouraging thread throughout the tapestry of this book.  Interest in Septuagint scholarship is on the rise. 

If you go into Southeastern’s library, you might find half a book shelf to a full book shelf worth of books on the Septuagint.  There is only one commentary series, that I am aware of, on the LXX…and it isn’t even complete.  The most critical version of the LXX, the Göttingen Septuagint, hasn’t been completed.  There is no complete Theology of the Septuagint.  A handful of LXX grammars exist, most of which were written in the late 18oo’s-1900’s.

Yet, interest is on the rise.  Do you know what interest means?  It means a greater desire/demand for scholarship in this area.  It also means that there is a massive amount of work to be done and a great deal of room for those interested in playing.

Translation?  Even if you are the fat kid in gym class afraid of not being picked for dodge ball, you won’t be left out.  I’m sure you’re thinking, “It can’t be that easy.”  You’re right, even the fat kid needs to know English, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, German and maybe French.  I hope he’s been eating languages and not pies.

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