Septuaginta &c.

Every three years the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament meets at a different international location. This is such a momentous event for the discipline of Old Testament biblical studies that these meetings are not called a mere “conference,” but are given the grandiose title “Congress.” Most recently this was held in September of this year in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

During the congresses, many sub-disciplines will host a meeting of their own international organizations. These include, among others, the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), the International Organization for Targumic Studies (IOTS), and – of course – the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).

The IOSCS Proceedings

Prior to this year’s Congress, the 15th IOSCS Congress met in Munich, Germany in August of 2013. That was my first…

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