This volume, which includes papers delivered at an international conference sponsored by the Septuagint Institute of Trinity Western University, addresses such topics as the nature and function of the Septuagint, its reception history, and the issues involved in translating it into other languages. . . . It also reflects the kind of discourse currently taking place in the field of Septuagint research, celebrates the appearance of three modern-language translations of the Septuagint, and sets the stage for . . . the hermeneutical/interpretative task associated with the production of commentaries.
This book 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). In method, content and approach, the proceedings published in this volume demonstrate the vitality of interest in Septuagint studies and the dedication of the authors—established scholars and promising younger ones—to their diverse subjects.