Edit March 8, 2013: The Internet Archive has a better set of scans of Swete. It includes options for direct download of the files in various formats, including images.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library hosts scans of H.B. Swete’s “Old Testament in Greek According to the Septuagint.” It is a public domain LXX, including introduction and textual apparatus. If you find yourself desiring to store the images on your computer instead of viewing them through CCEL’s website, you can use this Python script which I created. It will grab all of the PNG files of the text and apparatus and arrange them in order, by volume.
The script itself is not much, but I decided to license it under the GNU General Public License, version 3. This script uses some Python 2 syntax, so I might convert it for Python 3 at some point (though it’s not so great a taks). If CCEL decides to change the structure of their site, it may break this script.
I considered hosting the finished product here, and may do so in the future, but for now I am going to preserve the bandwidth.
Today I discovered a very interesting project: The Hexapla Institute.
The purpose of the Hexapla Institute is to publish a new critical edition of the fragments of Origen’s Hexapla, an endeavor which might be described as, “A Field for the 21st Century” to be available in a print edition and as an online database.
In other words, it’s about the coolest project I’ve ever heard of. Sadly the website seems a bit out of date, so I’m not sure how/if the project is progressing at this point.
I have completed the first draft of my thesis Short Goliath, which is an examination in the textual discrepency between the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Old Greek (a.k.a. Septuagint) accounts of the story of David and Goliath. This feels really good, because it has been a long time coming, including a break from working on it for most of last semester. Now I will start the revision process, which will be fairly involved. The final draft is due the first week of April. Once I have the paper in a form I like, I will be posting it here under a Creative Commons license. Here are some gory details:
- 83 pages
- 23,656 words
- File saved: 477 times
- Total edit time: over 45 hours (just on this one document – doesn’t even come close to total time committed)
- File created: April 22, 2008
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