htls – historical and theological lexicon of the septuagint

HTLS (Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint) is a collective and interdisciplinary project. It is a multi-volume dictionary on the terms or groups of the most significant words of the Septuagint. Each term is analyzed within Classical and Hellenistic Greek literature, in papyri and inscriptions, in the Septuagint and in its Hebrew equivalents, in the Jewish literature in Greek, in the New Testament and in early Christian writings. The aim is to investigate meanings, use, and eventual semantic evolutions of these terms. HTLS fills an important gap in the fields of ancient philology, historical and religious studies.

The Fscire project is directed by Prof. Eberhard Bons and coordinated by Anna Mambelli and Daniela Scialabba. It involves the participation of an international advisory board (specialists of Old and New Testament, patristics, papyrology, philology, Classical and Hellenistic Greek literature) and of an editorial team (professors, researchers and PhD students). Articles shall be written by an extensive number of participants. The list of authors is still open.

HTLS foresees the release of four print volumes and an electronic version of these for the Mohr Siebeck publishing house of Tübingen. The first volume is now available (2020): it contains over 150 articles on words with the letters alpha to gamma.


Eberhard Bons (Université de Strasbourg)

Scientific Coordinators:

Anna Mambelli (Fondazione per le scienze religiose, Bologna / Université de Strasbourg)

Daniela Scialabba (Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Roma / Fondazione per le scienze religiose, Bologna)

Advisory Board:

Erik Eynikel (Universität Regensburg)

Christoph Kugelmeier (Universität des Saarlandes)

Tobias Nicklas (Universität Regensburg)

Anna Passoni dell’Acqua (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

Emanuela Prinzivalli (Sapienza Università di Roma)


Antonella Bellantuono (Pluritext Project)

Laura Bigoni (Université de Strasbourg)

Ralph Brucker (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

Giulia Leonardi (Université de Strasbourg)

Patrick Pouchelle (Centre Sèvres, Paris)


Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen

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