The Septuagint: The Bible of the Early Church

May’s lecture in the ongoing Logos Lecture Series is titled “The Septuagint: The Bible of the Early Church.” The event will take place on Monday, May 26 at 7:00 P.M. at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity in Bellingham, Washington.
In this lecture Dr. Peter Gentry will provide an overview of what is meant by the term ‘Septuagint’ as well as a brief description of its origins, history, and character as a first translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Dr. Gentry will then examine the Septuagint’s adoption by the Christian Church. More specifically, he will analyze James’ citation from Amos in Acts 15 as an example of the issues and problems entailed in the use of the Septuagint by the early church.
Dr. Peter Gentry currently serves as Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Gentry is the author of many articles and book reviews and has given presentations to groups such as the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament and the Society of Biblical Literature, of which he is also a member. He is currently editing Ecclesiastes and Proverbs for the Göttingen Septuagint Series and is giving leadership to the Hexapla Institute.

Event Details

  • Title: The Septuagint: The Bible of the Early Church
  • Lecturer: Dr. Peter Gentry of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Date: Monday, May 26
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: The American Museum of Radio and Electricity in Bellingham, WA

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6 Responses to “The Septuagint: The Bible of the Early Church”

  1. Jim May 22, 2008 at 7:24 am #

    Will an audio be available after the event for download?

  2. Joan Korte May 22, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    Yes, an audio made available would be great. So, I second Jim’s question. Thanks.

  3. Jay May 22, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    I also would greatly appreciate having audio from these special lectures made available.

  4. Thomas Black May 24, 2008 at 5:45 am #

    Audio please. :-)

  5. Dennis May 24, 2008 at 6:47 am #

    If we can go for it, a video clip of the event would be optimal. Such content could be put on GodTube and/or YouTube and promote the message of the lecture. Give the presentation a much much more diverse audience and move topics into the public light.

  6. tfjern June 1, 2008 at 12:51 am #

    This morning I emailed Prof. Gentry about his lecture, and he wrote back: “I believe that Logos Software will upload the lecture (AUDIO + Power Point) on their website. So you should contact someone there about this.” OK, Logos, you hereby have been contacted, now please upload these lectures for your loyal customers who couldn’t attend the lectures for various reasons.