SBL Commentary on the Septuagint

The Society of Biblical Literature Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS)—which will be sponsored and developed by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)—will differ from other Septuagint commentary series by focusing on the translation at its point of origin. That is, the SBLCS will take the Septuagint seriously as a translation in order to attempt to determine what the translator was doing when he was translating.

To that end, commentaries in the SBLCS will adhere to five guiding principles:

  1. the original text as the basis for interpretation;
  2. the original meaning of the text as the goal of interpretation;
  3. the parent text as the primary context for interpretation;
  4. the text itself as the only source for determining a translator's intent;
  5. and the wider Greek-language corpus as the sole basis for identifying normal (and abnormal) Greek constructions.

In keeping with these five principles, each SBLCS volume will, in addition to addressing standard introductory issues, offer a detailed commentary on individual pericopes, including a summary of a pericope's contents, discussion of interpretive questions pertaining to the entire passage, bibliography, a critical edition of the Greek text, a Hebrew text, the NETS translation, and a verse-by-verse commentary on the pericope. (For further details on the contents and structure of the commentaries, click here.)

Responsibility for developing the series contents, making commentary assignments, and editing volumes will lie with the IOSCS through its editorial board, while SBL Press will manage the actual publication tasks. (For further details on the editorial board and commentary assignments, click here.)

Forthcoming

Year Author Title Series
forthcoming Hiebert, Robert; Sigrist, David Genesis SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Perkins, Larry; Korytko, Joel Exodus SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Büchner, Dirk Leuitikon SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Maurais, Jean Deuteronomion SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming van der Meer, Michaël; Greenspoon, Leonard Iesous SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Knobloch, Frederick W. Routh SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Pessoa, Leonardo; Yardney, Sarah 1 Reigns SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Pessoa, Leonardo; Yardney, Sarah 2 Reigns SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Good, Roger 1 Supplements (Chronicles) SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Good, Roger 2 Supplements (Chronicles) SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Wooden, R. Glenn 1 Esdras SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Wooden, R. Glenn 2 Esdras SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Boyd-Taylor, Cameron Esther SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Cox, Claude E. Iob SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Smith, Jannes; Pietersma, Albert Psalms: Book 1 SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Steyn, Gert Psalms: Book 4 SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Albrecht, Felix Psalms: Books 2–3 SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Cook, Johann; Beeckman, Bryan Proverbs SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Kotze, Gideon Ecclesiast SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Treat, Jay C. Song of Songs SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Wagner, J. Ross Esaias SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Tucker, Miika Ieremias SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Youngblood, Kevin J. Lamentations SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Olariu, Daniel Daniel SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Boyd-Taylor, Cameron Ioudith SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Atkinson, Kenneth Psalms of Salomon SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Wright III, Benjamin G. Wisdom of Iesous Son of Sirach SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Wright III, Benjamin G. Letter of Ieremias SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Numada, Jonathan; Chang, Dongshin Don 1 Makkabees SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Krause, Andrew 2 Makkabees SBL Commentary on the Septuagint
forthcoming Boyd-Taylor, Cameron 3 Makkabees SBL Commentary on the Septuagint