What: Biblical Languages in the Early Modern Period
The early modern period was a time of significant scholarship in the field of biblical languages. These studies were greatly enabled by the exciting new technology of the printing press. Numerous key editions of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament were published by major printing houses, as well as polyglot Bibles which allowed for linguistic comparison. This seminar will provide an overview of the place of early modern manuscripts in education, the development of versification, and will examine several of the early works currently on display in the Library (lower ground floor).
Speaker: Douglas Fyfe
Doug pastors the English congregation of NDCCCS and is also studying a PhD at Sydney University on the different recensions of Book IV of the Psalter. In his spare time he tutors Hebrew and Old Testament at Moore College, from where he graduated his MTh in 2019 (his thesis on the structure of Ecclesiastes was published as Seeing What Qohelet Saw) and his BDiv in 2011. He lives in Carlingford with his wife Jayme, two sons and flock of chickens.