Well, only in the providence of God would it happen that a young aspiring Septuagint scholar, like me, would have the opportunity to visit the Septuaginta-Unternehmen in Goettingen, Germany (this is the “Mecca” of LXX studies). I’m accompanying Peter Gentry for the next week and he will be putting me to work on collating the few fragments of Ecclesiastes preserved in the Christian Palestinian Aramaic version for his critical edition. In addition to this task, I will also be trying to track down some Catenae mss. for my own project on the Hexapla of Job. Nancy Woods has finished the Hexapla for Job 1-21 and she made great use of the Goettingen edition by Ziegler and the new edition by the Hagedorns (The Nachlese), but she listed some “unused mss,” which were not collated or used by either Ziegler or the Hagedorns. I want to track down as many of these mss. as I am able so that our work on Job will be complete in this area. I also look forward to walking around Goettingen and taking in as much as is possible in one week :).
Please pray for safe travels for me and Dr. Gentry and pray that our short trip (Jan. 13-20) will be very productive. I will post if the research becomes interesting.