Septuaginta Summer School 2011

From June 27 to July 1, 2011, the 2nd International Septuaginta | summer school will be held in Göttingen, one of Europe’s nicest university towns located in the heart of Germany.

The summer school is organised by the Septuaginta-Unternehmen of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities of Göttingen, which represents more than a century of critical study of the Septuagint. Cooperation partner is the Faculty of Theology of the Georg August-Universität Göttingen.

Students from European and other universities who are interested in the development and history of biblical texts will be given the opportunity to study selected passages of the David and Batseba narratives (2 Sam 11-12) and to form themselves a detailed and nuanced impression of this book’s text history, which is as complex as it is fascinating.

The cultural programme will offer the participants an exclusive insight into the university town of Göttingen by following the trail of great scholars who built the rich tradition of the city and its university and shaped the reputed biblical research projects of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

The Septuaginta | summer school will take place at the Faculty of Theology of the Georg August-Universität Göttingen:
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 2
D-37073 Göttingen
Room E 19

The participation fee for the Septuaginta | summer school is 350,- Euro. This fee covers:
*5 nights (Sunday, June 26—Friday, July 1, 2011) in a single room (breakfast incl.) in a 3*-hotel
*an attractive cultural programme
*14 seminar sessions à 90 minutes
*course materials

Travelling costs, lunch and dinner will not be

All seminar sessions during the Septuaginta | summer school will be given both in English and in German.

The number of participants of the Septuaginta | summer school is limited to 20.

Applications should be made before March 15, 2011 to the Septuaginta-Unternehmen, attn. of Mr. Schäfer ( They have to contain a statement of the personal motivation for participating in the summer school as well as a curriculum vitae and previous student record.

Succesful applicants will receive the binding authorisation to participate as well as detailed course information by post between March 20—25, 2011.

Christian Schäfer
0049 (0) 551 50 42 96 9 6

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