Daily Archives: September 16, 2008

2 posts

SBL Handbook of Style Rules

Who made these up? Why is it that biblical book abbreviations do not have periods and are not italicized but rabbinic works are? E.g., “We find in Exod 3:15 that… whereas in Exod. Rab. we find….” My current frustration (the hobgoblin of this little mind) is what to do with the targumim. Should it be Tg. Ruth or Tg. Ruth? Oh, and here is another little inconstancy. They specifically state that the second Targum of […]

What happened to Beth Mardutho? (And why won’t Syriac appear in my browser?)

Does anyone know what happened to the Beth Mardutho site? It used to be at http://www.bethmardutho.org/ and is now simply showing “forbidden.” For those who do not know this site it is the site for The Syriac Institute, established by George Kiraz. You can read about it in an old ANE list message here. It was a great resource, although I had not visited it in quite some time. I realized it was down today […]