The Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint
HTLS is a collective, interdisciplinary project, a multi-volume dictionary on the most significant terms or vocabulary groups found in the Septuagint Bible. Each term is analyzed within Classical and Hellenistic Greek, in papyri and inscriptions, in the Septuagint and its Hebrew equivalents, in Judeo-Hellenistic literature, in the New Testament and in early Christian literature, in order to investigate its meanings, usage, and possible semantic evolutions. HTLS fills an important gap in philological, historical and biblical research.
The Fscire project is edited by Prof. Eberhard Bons (editor vol. I) and Prof. Daniela Scialabba (co-editor with Bons as of vol. II); scientific coordinator of the HTLS is Dr. Anna Mambelli (as of vol. II). The Lexicon features the participation of an international advisory board (composed of reviewers specialists in the Old and New Testaments, patristics, papyrology, philology and classical and Hellenistic Greek literature) and an editorial team (professors, researchers and PhD students). Articles are written by a large number of participants; the list of authors is still open.
HTLS plans to release four volumes and their electronic version for Mohr Siebeck publishing house, Tübingen. The first volume, which includes over 150 articles on terms beginning with the letters from alpha to gamma, is already available (2020).
Contributors: Eberhard Bons, Anna Mambelli, Daniela Scialabba.