Greek expanded, Greek transformed
The Vocabulary of the Septuagint and the Cultural World of the Translators
Jan Joosten (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
Philomen Probert (Classics and Linguistics, University of Oxford)
Eberhard Bons (Faculté de théologie catholique, Université de Strasbourg) Trevor Evans (Ancient History, Macquarie University)
Gary Anderson (Theology, University of Notre Dame)
The Seminar will bring together an international team of scholars from different disciplines to work on the religious and political vocabulary of the Septuagint, combining the expertise of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where it will be based, with the resources of the Oxford Classics Faculty and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. The project will illuminate for biblical scholars the cultural world of those who produced and read the books of the Septuagint, and will illuminate for classical scholars the ways in which Jews of the Greek world adapted to the dominant culture and influenced it in turn.
With the conquests of Alexander the Great the Greek language came to be widely used by people outside Greece, and from multiple cultural traditions. As the earliest translation into Greek of a major body of existing literature, the Septuagint provides a crucial example of the impact this process had on the Greek language itself.
1. Completed Application Form
2. Curriculum Vitae
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4. References from two academic referees
5. A Research Proposal
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