New Book: A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary

We are pleased to announce that our new book, A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary (Hendrickson), is releasing in the coming weeks. It is currently on pre-order sale for 50% off as well!

What Is It?

LXXVocabThis book fills an important gap in the market by providing a tool to help those reading the Septuagint “get up the learning curve” with Septuagint vocabulary. Surprisingly, there’s no comparable resource out there in an accessible form.

The book consists of 28 chapters that present vocabulary lists for specific sections of the Septuagint corpus. Within each chapter, vocabulary is arranged according to frequency for that section of the Septuagint, which allows users to focus on the most important words (by frequency) within sections of most importance to them. Each list consists of twenty words, which we deemed to be an ideal size for memorization. And each chapter includes enough lists (typically over a dozen) that enable the user to attain roughly 85-90% proficiency for that section.

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Announcing the Winners of Our Giveaway

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We announced in November that we would be giving away two free copies of Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. After a bit of a delay due to the end-of-year holiday season combined with J-term classes for us both, we are finally able to announce the winners.

Drum roll…

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One Year Graded Septuagint Reading Plan

We have been really pleased over the past several weeks to see the enthusiastic reception of the Reader‘s Edition. It’s garnered a lot of positive attention in various outlets in terms of both production and content. Here are some examples from around the blogosphere:

Zwinglius Redivivus
Abram K-J
Exegetical Tools
Evangelical Textual Criticism
theLAB
Books At a Glance
There is even a pretty lengthy unboxing video and a shorter one.

Amidst all this discussion, one question has been raised fairly often: Where should I start?

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We Are Working to Resolve Amazon Shipping Issues

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We have been informed that there are some shipping issues with Amazon at the moment for the Reader’s Edition. For the cloth-bound product, the retailer is at present breaking up the set and only sending one volume to customers (as far as we are aware, this is not affecting the flexisoft version). Hendrickson is working diligently to have Amazon correct this and rectify the situation for any customers who have received only half the set.

In the meantime, we encourage all interested customers to purchase the book from Christianbook.com; not only will you be guaranteed to receive both volumes, but you will also save around $20.


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