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Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

  • Education

    B.A. (Hons.) (Johannesburg); B.Theol., M.A. (Stellenbosch); Lic.Theol. (BTCSA); D.Litt. (Stellenbosch)

  • Recent Publications

    "Exilasasthai: Appeasing God in the Septuagint Pentateuch," Journal of Biblical Literature 129, no. 2 (2010): 237-260.

    Leviticus. A New English Tranlsation of the Septuagint (NETS). New York, Oxford University Press, 2007, 82-106.

    BOSHET in Jer 3.24: Disenfranchisement and the role of the goddess in 7th Century Judah. Journal of Theological Studies 59 (2008): 478-499.

    http://jts.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/fln062?ijkey=v8bzMcCgAZWnQ4R&keytype=ref.

    A Cultic Term (hamartia) in the Septuagint: Its Meaning and Use from the 3rd Century BCE until the New Testament. Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 41 (2009).

     "You shall not give of your seed to serve an Archon". Leviticus 18:21 in the Septuagint, in H. Ausloos, J. Cook, F. García Martínez, B. Lemmelijn, M. Vervenne (eds.), Translating a Translation. The Septuagint and its Modern Translations in the Context of Early Judaism (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 213), Leuven: Peeters, 2008, 183-196.

    The Thysia Soteriou of the Septuagint and the Greek Cult: Representation and Accommodation, in H. Ausloos B. Lemmelijn and M. Vervenne, (eds.) "Florilegium Lovaniense. Studies in Septuagint and Textual Criticism in Honour of Florentino Garcia Martinez" (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 224), Leuven: Peeters, 2008, 85-100.

  • Memberships & Affiliations

    Society of Biblical Literature
    International Organisation for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
    South African Society for Semitics
    Old Testament Society of Southern Africa

  • Research & Current Projects

    Septuagint Leviticus (incorporating Greek lexicography, Ptolemaic Alexandria, Hellenistic culture; the reception of the LXX in the New Testament and early Christianity.) Religion and Society in Iron age Palestine. Pre-Exilic Hebrew Prophets.

    Commentary on LXX Leviticus (SBL Commentary on the Septuagint Series)

    Lexicographical studies of Hellenistic Greek sacral terminology.

School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department or Program:

MA Biblical Studies, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies
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