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Discussion list on the Septuagint and Old Greek versions of the Hebrew Scriptures

The Septuagint and Old Greek Studies discussion list aims to facilitate exchange between theologians, Biblical scholars, philologists, and students of Septuagint studies in order to contribute to further understanding of the Septuagint and Old Greek versions of the Hebrew Scriptures. Our discussions involve a number of disciplines, including philology, theology, classics, Biblical studies, religion, and literary criticism. Although the list is moderated, anyone interested is welcome to join. All participants are expected to adhere to the policies and guidelines of the list.

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Joel Kalvesmaki. BA in Classics, BA in Philosophy with distinction, University of Washington; MA and PhD in Early Christian Studies at Catholic University of America.

James Miller. BTh (equiv) St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary; MA, MTh St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary; PhD, Marquette University.


Thanks to the B-Greek list and the B-Hebrew list for the work they have done in formulating their policies and guidelines, from which we have drawn for this list. Thanks also to Dr. Jeffrey Gibson for his input.