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CBA Meeting in August

I will attending the Seventy-First International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Associate of America at Fordham in two weeks. Anyone else going? It would be great to meet some more bloggers/blogreaders in person. I will be presenting a working discussion on the rabbinic Interpretation of Lamentations as part of “The Bible in its Traditions” project. Stay tuned for some posts relating to that here as well.  

CS Lewis on “Gabriel’s Vision”

I just came across this blog today, “Further Up & Further In: A C.S. Lewis & Inklings Resource Blog,” by Dr. Bruce L. Edwards of Bowling Green State. Others may know of him already, I did not, but his info looks impressive and sound and the site looks very interesting. He certainly offers a great and relevant quote from Prof. Lewis relating to recent “Dead Sea Stone.” Resurrecting Old Myths July 7th, 2008 by Bruce […]

An Introduction – Harder than it looks

I am trying to finally knock out this article and as is often the case the introduction is proving the greatest challenge. In particularly I am trying to set up an argument (albeit briefly, it is not the main purpose of this article) for considering the Targumim of the Megillot as a unity. If you have the time to read it, let me know what you think. A tech note. I am using Nisus Writer […]

Images from the Solger MS of Tg Lamentations and Tg Ruth

I am pleased to be able to post on the Newsletter for Targumic and Cognate Studies images for TgLam and TgRuth from the Codex Solger MS 1-7.2° (Solger) manuscript. The images are made available with the permission of the Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg. They can be found under the “Targumim of the Megillot” section of the NTCS site. The images are also available at this site following the tabs above to my pages on TgLam and TgRuth. […]

The Sign of Jonah (and a stone tablet)

I have not been following the various stories very carefully about the so-called "messiah tablet" (but Jim West has a nice collection of links and his usual trenchant comments here ). Reading the Time article , however, I was struck by Israel Knohl’s quote regarding the origins of the three day resurrection model. But, as Knohl told TIME, maybe the Christians had a model to work from. The idea of a "dying and rising messiah […]

Biblical Studies Carnival XXX and XXXI are up!

Although delayed for very good reasons Tyler has posted the BSC for May, just in time for XXXI to come rolling along. Thanks Tyler! UPDATE: Biblical Studies Carnival XXXI is up! James R. Getz of Ketuvim is hosting the Carnival for July 2008. John Hobbins of Ancient Hebrew Poetry will be hosting the Biblical Studies Carnival XXXII so be sure to send in your suggestions. Submitting Entries Individuals may nominate multiple suggestions or may nominate […]

Solger manuscript (TgLam) images posted

I have finally managed to get the images from the Solger manuscript of TgLam posted in the “Targum Lamentations” section of this site. It can be found in the subpage “Solger MS Images of TgLam.” The description from that page: The images presented here are from the Codex Solger MS 1-7.2° (Solger) manuscript. The images are made available courtesy of and with the permission of the Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg. Codex Solger MS 1-7.2° (Solger) of Nürnberg […]

Just kill me now, Lord.

I was doing the Daily Office this morning, something I admit to not doing daily, and as is often the case, the readings were particularly relevant. (It is amazing what a difference it makes to actually be receptive to what you reading.) The reading from Num. 11:1-23 was interesting in light of current events in our parish. Our parish is going through a transition, the rector of 14 years has retired and while I am […]

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us!

Easter Sunday, Year A Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Cor. 5:7-8) – Amen. Last Sunday I spoke of our expectations and the expectations of those who witnessed Jesus in the flesh. Most Jews of Jesus’ time were eagerly awaiting for a messiah, for the […]