Monthly Archives: October 2009

29 posts

The NCHC conference heats up!

This is more excitement than I really need. The situation is this, I was immersed in researching for my paper on Ezra-Nehemiah for SBL (ok, napping) when I heard all these firetrucks and sirens. Well, it is DC a big city with a lot going on in it. Then I realize I smell acrid smoke. I pay a little more attention. I look out the window. Sure enough! There are the firetrucks. Well, no alarms […]

Genesis 2 – God gets dirty

Today I want to continue my running commentary on Genesis, moving on to the second creation account, beginning at Gen. 2:4. It is usual at this point to comment on where the second narrative begins. Gen. 2.4 ¬†¬†These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 when no plant of the field was yet in the […]

On the road

I am in Washington DC for the next two and a bit days for the National Collegiate Honors Council conference. It is a surprisingly large conference and one of the best things that they do is bring in students who do presentations and poster sessions. (With scholarships being given for the best work.) DC is my home town, more or less. I grew up in Maryland, just down 270, and when you are from this […]

Jewishness of Jesus Slides (Podcast now on iTunes U)

I have posted the podcast on iTunes U in our Schreyer Honors College section. You can access it here. For some reason I cannot fathom the podcast will not properly save as an “enhanced podcast,” that is one where the slides can be viewed with the recording. To get around that I have uploaded the slides as PNG files and you can access them by this link or clicking on the image below. As an […]

Podcast: Jewishness of Jesus or Why most Jews didn’t accept Jesus as the Messiah

This was a talk I gave at Penn State Abington on this past Thursday, October 22, 2009. I had embedded the slides into the podcast, but for some reason they are not showing up. I don’t think they are vital to the talk so you are not missing much. If I can get GarageBand to export it properly I will post an updated file.1 http://targuman.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/JewishnessJesus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.9MB)   And feel […]