Why should we care about the Septuagint? This is the question being asked at the OUPblog where T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible is receiving attention. As you may know, several of us are discussing this book by means of a blog tour. If you’ve been following the tour, and/or if you’ve been reading the book, then this interview will interest you. Law is asked the following questions (and one leading statement):
What is the Septuagint?
Not much is known about the Septuagint outside of the academy. Why do you think that is?
When we think about biblical manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls have of course gained a lot of attention since their discovery in the 1940s. In some ways the Septuagint benefitted from the Scrolls.
What role did the Septuagint play in the formation of Christianity?
You can read the full interview to see how Law answers these questions here.