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Septuagint Bible topic for pair of lectures at BYU April 3-4

Robert J.V. Hiebert, a professor of Old Testament studies at Trinity Western Seminary in British Columbia, will present two lectures during a visit to Brigham Young University.

An Ancient Near Eastern Studies lecture, "The Translation of the Divine Names in the Septuagint (Ancient Greek Bible)," will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

On Friday, April 4, at 8 a.m. in 382 Joseph Smith Building, ancient Near Eastern studies faculty and students will hear Heibert discuss "The Septuagint and its Cultural and Theological Context."

Both lectures are free and the public is welcome

In addition to teaching, Hiebert is also director of the Septuagint Institute at Trinity, and he is preparing the critical edition of IV Maccabees for the Göttingen Septuaginta series as well as a commentary on Genesis for the Society of Biblical Literature Commentary on the Septuagint. He also serves as joint-editor-in-chief for this commentary series, the steering committee for the Society of Biblical Literature program unit on the Greek Bible, and the executive committee of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

Hiebert is the author and editor of books and articles on a range of subjects in the areas of textual criticism, semantics, exegesis and the history of biblical interpretation. He pursued undergraduate studies at Columbia Bible Institute (Abbotsford), Trinity Western College (Langley) and the Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem) before completing a bachelor's degree in biblical languages and literature (1978) and a master's degree (1979) and doctorate (1986) in Septuagint studies from the University of Toronto.

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Writer: David Luker


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