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Did Enoch Die? (LXX, Philo, Hebrews)

The Biblical notice of Enoch is brief and tantalizing: “When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the … Continue reading

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2013 Annual SBL Plans

I’m looking forward to this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. This year the Society meets in Baltimore from Nov 23-26. I will be presenting a paper in the Early Jewish Christian Relations section, chaired by Judy … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest in Hebrews (LXX Texts of Note)

Rest is a major theme in Hebrews 3-4. There, the author quotes at length Psalm 95 (94 in LXX), which invites its hearers to learn from the example of their forefathers, who rebelled in the wilderness and were kept from … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Invisibili? (LXX Texts of Note 2)

This post is the second in a series where I note Septuagintal passages of interest to students of Christian origins; e.g. texts where the New Testament quotes an LXX reading significantly different from the Masoretic reading, or texts where the … Continue reading

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Enoch Walks, or Does He? (LXX Texts of Note 1)

LXX Luthor This post is intended to be the beginning of a regular series where I note Septuagintal passages which would be of interest to students of Christian origins; e.g. texts where the New Testament quotes an LXX reading significantly … Continue reading

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