A new association for the study of the Septuagint was formed in South Africa recently. The present collection is a compilation of papers delivered at the first conference of this association, as well as other contributions. The volume addresses issues touching on the Septuagint in the broad sense of the word. This includes the Old Greek text (Daniel, Proverbs, Psalms and Lamentations) as well as the reception of the LXX (NT, Augustine and Jerome, etc.). A few contributions that may be regarded as miscellanea are nevertheless related to matters Septuagintal (Aristeas, Peshitta, Eunochos).
Johann Cook D. Litt (1982), University of Stellenbosch, is associate professor of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch. He has published extensively on the Septuagint, including
The Septuagint of Proverbs – Jewish and/or Hellenistic Proverbs? (Brill VTS 69, 1997)
Contributors include: Jan Joosten, Johann Cook, Peter Artz-Grabner, Randall Gauthier, Gideon Kotzé, Bill Loader, Annemaré Kotzé, Chris de Wet, Larry Lincoln, Wolfgang Kraus, Gert Steyn, Annette Evans, Ronald van der Bergh, Herrie van Rooy, Johan Thom, Jacobus Naudé, Jonathan More, Sakkie Cornelius, Pierre Jordaan, Eugene Coetzer, Dickh Kanonge
All those interested in the Septuagint, its reception history and later reception, the ancient versions (Peshitta), hermeneutics, as well as philologists and theologians.