Monthly Archives: March 2008

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Review – Daniel Falk’s Parabiblical Texts

The latest Review of Biblical Literature is out. I wanted to point out a review of my good friend Daniel Falk’s latest work. (We must do something about the price of books….) The Parabiblical Texts: Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls Falk, Daniel K. $110.00 New York: T&T Clark, 2007 pp. xii + 189 Hardcover Series Information Companion to the Qumran Scrolls/Library of Second Temple Studies, 8/63 Description: This book introduces the […]

Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-03-27

Its not an ego thing (I think) but shouldn’t an honors student realize that a Dean of a College is a "Dr"? # Or at least always defer to the higher title. If you are wrong you will make someone feel good. # Back on the road to Philly. # Just test drove a Mini CooperS. Very nice. No room even for a 4 year old in the back, but the Clubman does. # On […]

Warning! Under 30? Read somewhere else!

I like this bit. Marginalia A 15th century Byzantine manuscript with many kabbalistic items. In the margins of Azriel of Gerona’s commentary to Sefer Yetsirah, someone wrote: גוזר אני עליך שלא תלמוד בו עד היותך בן ל’ שניםI forbid you to study this until you are 30 years old. Maybe he had someone specific in mind. Maybe it was just a general warning. Especially since the manuscript used to belong to an Italian Jewish community. […]

Newts!

Andy Ihnatko’s right, this is like a PG Wodehouse plot: Couple barred from living in £1million house for year after protected newts move in after flood By LUKE SALKELD – More by this author » Last updated at 22:14pm on 26th March 2008 Since floods ruined their £1million home, John and Margie Histed have been squeezed into a caravan in the grounds. That was eight months and £250,000 worth of repairs ago. Yet the couple […]

Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-03-26

Meeting is over and now dinner on my own in a hotel restaurant. Is there anything so sad? Call me Willy Lohman (how is that spelt?) # Quite an intnl crowd, Russians, Japanes, Brooklynytes # @colecamplese Thanks for the sympathy. Did some podcasting the other night to pass the time. Looking forward to the TLT symposium # @colecamplese Thanks. Sorry ’bout the lousy quality of my bro’s feed. I forgot to put headphones on so […]

Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-03-25

@Scobleizer In NYC myself. Where is the trouble? ;_) # On playcafe.com! With Leo and AmberMac? # This PlayCafe.com is fun, trivia without the bar (good for me) but has tech problems. # Keith Olberman makes no pretense of being a a newsman. It is his opinion as fact. And how is this different than those guys on FoxNews? # @hv23 Is it too much that "news people" do news, whether left or right? I […]