6th International Septuaginta Summer School

From July 6 to July 10, 2015, the 6th International Septuaginta Summer School (topic: From Language to Social Context: The Pentateuch and later traditions) will be held in Göttingen.

Lecturer is Dr. James Aitken, Lecturer in Hebrew, Old Testament and Second Temple Studies at the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge/UK, on the editorial board of the "Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint" and co-editor of the "Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies". His research focuses on the question of the Septuagint's role in Jewish and Egyptian society, and also on lexicographical and semantic issues from the perspective of the Greek and Hebrew Old Testament.

The Summer School will examine the evidence and methods for interpreting the context of the Septuagint, while contrasting the Pentateuch to the later traditions of translation (Kaige).
The course will introduce students and doctoral students from Europe and all over the world to the issues and methods in Septuagint study, and in particular will teach analysis of the language and vocabulary as a means for evaluating the Septuagint text.

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