Text-critical and Hermeneutical Studies in the Septuagint is the title of a bilateral research project conducted from 2009 to 2011 by scholars from the universities of Munich (Germany) and Stellenbosch (South Africa). The joint research enterprise was rounded off by a conference that took place from 31st of August - 2nd of September 2011 in Stellenbosch. It was held in cooperation with the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa (LXXSA). Scholars from Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, France, Canada and the USA, as well as South Africa, delivered papers focusing on the history of the LXX; translation technique and text history; textual criticism, and the reception of the Septuagint.
Johann Cook is Associate Professor in the Dept of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch. He is the president of LXXSA and chair of SASNES. His publications include Towards the Formulation of a Theology of the Septuagint (Congress Volume Ljubljana) and Septuagint and Reception (Brill, 2009) Hermann-Josef Stipp is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Munich. He has published monographs and many articles on, among others, the book of Jeremiah, the Deuteronomistic History, the Priestly Code, Hebrew grammar and textual criticism.