Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture at the 2019 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference

The Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture (JSACS) study group is pleased to welcome proposals for papers for the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.

The conference is set to be hosted by Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, on 5–6 April 2019. Conference details are available on the Stone-Campbell Journal website.

The group’s interest is intentionally broader than the issue of “the use of the Old Testament” in the New, in the history of Christian biblical interpretation, etc. Projects are welcome to focus on either the Hebrew Bible or related versions (especially Greek) and to consider these textual traditions’ relevance for Christian interpreters, past or present.

To propose a paper for the JSACS group, please review and complete the proposal form below by the end of the day 1 December.

Soon after this time, final decisions will be made and communicated about what papers will be included in the study group’s program. Any promising proposals that the group is not able to accommodate in its program will be considered for addition to the general SCJC program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post in the comments area below. If you have colleagues with interest in the group’s area of study, please feel free to forward this post link to them.

We look forward to seeing your proposals and to a wonderful session at the 2019 meeting!

Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on the Twelve Prophets

Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) probably wrote his Commentary on the Twelve Prophets sometime before 428 (ODCC, s.v. “Cyril, St”; Robert C. Hill, trans., Cyril of Alexandria: Commentary on the Twelve, 1:4). The commentary is available in J.-P. Migne’s Patrologia Graeca via Documenta Catholica Omnia:

The two-volume critical edition of Philip Pusey (Clarendon, 1868) is also available via Google Books:

Header image provided by José Luiz

Field’s Edition of Origen’s Hexapla

Since 1875, Frederick Field’s edition of Origen’s Hexapla has been the standard reference for the work. A new edition is in preparation under the auspices of the Hexapla Project. But, for the present, Field’s work remains an invaluable resource. His two-volume edition is available via Internet Archive.

N.B.: The Internet Archive link in the Hexapla Project’s “Editions of the Hexaplaric Fragments” goes only to a page that provides only Field’s first volume, containing Genesis–Esther.1 The second volume, containing Job–Malachi, is available on a separate page.

  1. The above link to the Hexapla Project has been correct. Unfortunately, the website seems not to have been answering requests for pages for some time. 

Gesenius-Kautzsch’s 28th edition

The second English edition of Wilhelm Gesenius’s Hebrew Grammar (ed., E. Kautzsch, trans. A. Cowley) is based on the 28th edition of the German text. I recently came across a curiosity in the English text that made me want to have a look at the German behind it. Thankfully, Internet Archive has several versions of Gesenius-Kautzsch, and at least one of these is of the grammar’s 28th edition.