Still fiddling with the new WordPress features. I like this theme much more than the last and I think I’ll stick with it for a while. Points to whoever can name the document in the header pic.
I’ve also been fiddling with the text-critical issues in Isaiah 53. I’ve never troubled to read the LXX translation, and now I know I was the poorer for it. There are some fascinating changes, but the one that’s really piqued my interest is the LXX reading that clearly indicates a taw at the end of verse 8, thus producing the translation εἰς θάνατον. I’m not reading any secondary literature on the subject at the moment (part of the assignment) and I still have lots of other texts to finish reading, including both Isaiah scrolls from Qumran and a quick look over the Vulgate (as much as my non-existent Latin can manage at least), but what seemed at first like a clear case of later Christian interpolation does not seem so clear-cut to me now. More anon.
Also, what did I do to my back!? I’m like a friggin cripple here!