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Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2007:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Canon Hall Greek Testament Prizes and Hall-Houghton Septuagint and Houghton Syriac Prizes 2006–7

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 1 October 2007, at 9.30 a.m. The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£300) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£500) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£500) will be the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£300) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the two-fold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize (£500) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates must send in their names to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Theology Faculty Office, 41 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LW, on or before Friday, 11 May.

The set texts are:.

For the Senior Septuagint Prize: The Septuagint, with special reference to

(1) Numbers ix–xxiv

(2) Ezekiel i–x

(3) Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) xxxviii–li

The prescribed text being the Göttingen Septuaginta edition (Numbers, vol 3/1; Ezekiel, vol.16/1; Ben Sira, vol.12/2).

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) Genesis i–ix

(2) Isaiah lx–lxvi

The prescribed text being the edition by Rahlfs.

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalms, cxx–cl (Peshitta version)

(2) Mark, chapters i–x (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions)

(3) Acts, chapters i–xv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition)