The AHRC Project
In June 2006, the University of Cambridge was granted funding by the AHRC to undertake a three-year research project under the direction of Nicholas de Lange aimed at gathering together evidence for the use of Greek Bible translations by Jews in the Middle Ages, and in particular the actual remains of such translations. The texts will be edited and published both as a digital corpus and in book form. Regular research seminars and a conference sponsored by the project will bring together interested scholars from around the world. The papers of the conference will be published, and will set the agenda for future work.
For a number of reasons this is a very important area of research, with implications for the study of Byzantine Jewish life and culture, in particular biblical exegesis, as well as Jewish biblical exegesis more generally, Jewish-Christian relations, the text of the Greek Bible, and the history of the Greek language in the Middle Ages.