This volume represents the current state of Septuagint studies as reflected in papers presented at the triennial meeting of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS). It is rich with contributions from distinguished senior scholars as well as from promising younger scholars whose research testifies to the bright future and diversity of the field. The volume is remarkable in terms of the number, scholarly interests, and geographical distribution of its contributors; it is by far the largest congress volume to date. More than fifty papers represent viewpoints and scholarship from Belgium, Canada, Cameroon, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, The Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Melvin K. H. Peters is Professor of Religion at Duke University. He is editor of volumes 1 (Genesis), 2 (Exodus), and 5 (Deuteronomy) of A Critical Edition of the Coptic (Bohairic) Pentateuch and XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Ljubljana, 2007 (all from Society of Biblical Literature). He is also the past editor of the Bulletin of the IOSCS.
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