Monthly Archives: July 2011

21 posts

Fitting reminder from Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer. Rom. 12: 9- 21 (NRSV) 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.14 Bless those who persecute […]

Picking Photos

Some of my favorites, a set on Flickr. Our local country fair (“The Grange”) is coming up soon and this year I am going to enter some photos in the competition. Only four are allowed so I am picking through them all. Care to help? Head over to my flickr account and comment on your favorites, from the “Favorites” set linked above, or any of them! Thanks!  

SBL Aramaic Studies Session Finalized!

I had not posted this earlier because we had a few kinks to sort out, but the, not one but TWO, Aramaic Studies Sessions for SBL 2011 are now scheduled! S21-203 Aramaic Studies 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 11/21/2011 Room TBD Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University, Presiding Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University Jewish Aramaic literature of Achaemenid timesĀ (20 min) Discussion (10 min) Adam C. McCollum, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Towards a Typology of Translation Technique […]

Sente Update Features Biblical & Theological features

Tonight a new update was pushed out to Sente, the bibliographic software that I have blogged about before. I was tickled and pleased to see the following notes in the update: Fixed the plural version of the Editors/Translators prefixes for book chapters in the SBL format. Added Fuller Theological Seminary library as a Z39.50 data source.  

Catharsis – Taking my daughter to the libe

Taken at Pattee/Paterno Library After the US Women’s World Cup loss, what better catharsis than to descend into the stacks of the library with my daughter? I needed to pick up some more Ruth references and she is researching Romans and Greeks (and their conflicts, marriage, and death traditions). Feel free to suggest bibliography for her!  

New Book: Disability and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant by Jeremy Schipper

I am very pleased to announce a new book by friend and colleague Jeremy Schipper. Disability and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant is coming being published by OUP and is even reasonably priced! (Just $27.95.) I am sure I will be picking up a copy at SBL. Description Although disability imagery is ubiquitous in the Hebrew Bible, characters with disabilities are not. The presence of the former does not guarantee the presence of the later. While interpreters […]

The power of O at TED Conferences

This is not about Oprah. CHE has a very interesting little piece about presentations given at TED conferences. He contrasts two speakers, one who “got the whole nerdy hipster thing going” and another who wore a blazer (but cut brains into thin slices like deli meats. I was the MC for TEDxPSU last year at Penn State and I may offer a presentation this year, so I have been thinking about what makes a good […]