Monday, November 18, 2019

Origen as Philologist Colloquium

John Meade announces that Phoenix Seminary's Text and Canon Institute will be hosting a colloquium on Origen as philologist on 18-19 November 2020. They have a great line-up of speakers presenting, so I'm sure it will be a very interesting conference. From their website:


About the Colloquium
Twenty five years after Oxford’s Rich Seminar sparked a renaissance of research on Origen’s Hexapla, the Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute will host its first colloquium to explore Origen’s textual scholarship and its reception in late antiquity.
Origen of Alexandria moved to Caesarea around AD 230 and soon after began his work on the Hexapla or six-parallel-columned edition of the Old Testament. This edition inspired the preparation of subsequent scholarly editions of the Greek scriptures at the Caesarean Library that impacted the text and exegesis of the Scriptures in their Greek and Hebrew forms there and in other locales.
For its inaugural colloquium, the Text & Canon Institute is bringing together a group of international scholars to write this chapter of the Bible’s history.

Presenters & Topics
Alison Salvesen University of Oxford
“Symmachus at Caesarea: the Use and Reception of his Ekdosis by Caesarean Scholars”
Edmon L. Gallagher  Heritage Christian University
“The Hexapla in the Church according to Jerome”
Michael Graves ※ Wheaton College
“Jerome’s Epistle 106 and Origen’s Hexapla”
Bradley J. Marsh, Jr.  University of Oxford
“The ‘Afterlife’ of Hexaplaric Samaritan Readings”
Peter J. Gentry  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“History of Hexapla and Tetrapla from the Evidence of the Colophons”
Anna Kharanauli  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
“Grammarians at Work”
John D. Meade ※ Phoenix Seminary
“Late Fourth- and Early Fifth-Century Reception of the Caesarean Ekdoseis”
Matthew Miller ※ Classical School of Wichita
“The Caesarean Hebrew Text: Insights from the Asterisked Material in Codex Colbertinus-Sarravianus”
Francesca Schironi  University of Michigan
“Textual Scholarship in Hellenistic Alexandria (and beyond)”
Benjamin Kantor  University of Cambridge
“The Pre-Hexaplaric Secunda: Greek Transcriptions of the Hebrew Bible in Roman Caesarea”

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sofer STaM

See here an interesting video on the work of a modern Jewish scribe. See also Mordechai Pinchas' informative website.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Postdocs in Helsinki

Tuukka Kauhanen is calling for applications for postdocs to work on the ancient translations of the LXX of 2 Samuel here.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Peshitta of Jeremiah et al.

Brill announces the forthcoming publication of the next volume of the Peshitta Institute on the Peshitta of Jeremiah, Lamentations, Epistle of Jeremiah, Epistle of Baruch, and Baruch.