Daily Archives: June 28, 2010

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Ruth’s “Conversion” in Targum Ruth

As you all know I am working Targum Ruth. Those who know me well know that my interests are more with the exegetical concerns than linguistic issues. Still, one must slog through a translation at some point… Ruth 1:16-17 has received a lot of attention throughout the millennia. For the majority of its reception the passage has been interepreted as Ruth’s “conversion” to Judaism. In this “confession” she becomes a follower of Yhwh. Many modern […]

SBL – What’s Old is New

“What has been is what will be,¬†and what has been done is what will be done;¬†there is nothing new under the sun.” Eccl. 1:9 (NRSV) Today SBL members (and no doubt AAR members, but I dropped that membership a few years ago…) received a letter announcing that the old order shall be reestablished! I am glad to see this happen and I think it is necessary for AAR to survive. I think it will also […]