Monthly Archives: June 2009

32 posts

New translation of Targum Lamentations

This is mostly a post to test the integration of my blog with twitter, but a separate post doesn’t hurt to emphasize that, at long last, I have updated/corrected my translation of TgLam. This translation is based upon Codex Vaticanus Urbinas Hebr. 1 (the images from the older but incomplete Solger MS can be found here as well). So you can find my updated translation on this site and on the NTCS site.  

New book on Lamentations

This week I have been trying to focus on research and writing. I was more successful than I expected, if  I am honest with you. One of the pieces I was working on was a chapter for a forthcoming book on the versions and receptions of the Book of Lamentations. This is shaping up to be a very nice volume and the editors have given me permission to share the TOC with you. In addition […]

Targumic source of John’s logos?

I am still not convinced but John Ronning has posted some thought provoking comments to a precious post of mine regarding the date of Targum Neofiti. You will need to read his comments at the post for the details but he concludes: Diez-Macho (editio princeps) suggested that the erasure of the waw is for the purpose of giving a Christian sense to the verse. Remember that the name “Neofiti” comes from the name of the […]

Baltimore Hebrew U and Towson U merge

Not sure if you all had heard the news yet or not: Towson U. Nears Merger With Baltimore Hebrew U. Ninety years after its founding, Baltimore Hebrew University is being absorbed by Towson University in order to survive. The two colleges had already approved the merger, and yesterday the Maryland Higher Education Commission signed off on the deal, according to The Sun, in Baltimore. The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents could make the arrangement final on […]

New Blogs of Note

The other day I asked “what is a blog for?” There were several very thoughtful responses and I thought I would bring their blogs to your attention. Some you may be familiar with others may be new to you (they were new to me). I hope you will give them a look. Joining in the Conversation by Brenda Heyink This blog is my attempt to join further in the conversation happening in biblical studies. With […]

“How we read the Bible”

My good friend and former roommate Keith Otto has a post with the above title on his blog. (I should point out for clarification that biblical studies is not Keith’s field, but language acquisition is, plus he is one of the smartest people I know.) Keith hits most of the main points that I think are relevant in assessing how we understand what we read. He has 7 possible scenarios that I will let you […]

What is a blog for?

I suppose that title is not grammatically perfect, but it gets the idea across. The comic above brought the question to mind again, what do we expect our blog to be? A public forum or a private place for reflection? I have always assumed that what I post on the internet, comments, pictures, emails to a discussion group, anything and everything will be available for all to read. Yet I regularly come across people who, […]