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2024 Septuagint Summer Course

The Septuagint and Law

With the translation of the Torah from Hebrew into Greek, Greek-speaking Jewish communities could now reflect on the applicability and reach of this version of Sacred Law. Our course proposes to deal with two questions:

  • What range of translational approaches were taken to produce a Greek version of the Torah, and what did it communicate as legal document?

Greek legal sources in circulation at the time of translating the Pentateuch will be read and explored alongside the Septuagint’s use of legal terminology.

  • What do we know about the conception of “Law” held by Greek-speaking Jewish communities?

We plan to study the theological value, reception and implementation of Jewish law in Greek during the Hellenistic Period.

Date: Monday to Friday, June 24-28, 2024. Time: 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Credit: 600-level three credit hours. There is also a not-for-credit (audit) option.

Instructors: Drawing from the Fellows of the Wevers Institute, Dr. Dirk Büchner, Dr. Larry Perkins, Dr. Rob Hiebert and Dr. Joel Korytko, with special guests Dr. Peter Altmann of Fuller Seminary and Dr. Robert Kugler, Lewis and Clark College.

Delivery: Join us in person during beautiful British Columbia’s early summer, or connect with us online from anywhere.

Other Events of Interest:

Immediately before the course, in Montreal, Canada, the Wevers Institute, in collaboration with the School of Religious Studies at McGill University, is holding a special Septuagint Symposium as part of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies from June 19th to 20th.

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That symposium is followed immediately by the Ninth Enoch Graduate Seminar

  1. Montreal – Enoch Seminar

For registration or information, please contact Dr. Dirk Büchner via email at

Other links:

Trinity Western Seminary | Trinity Western University (

Biblical Studies & Christian Thought (MA) | Trinity Western University (