Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Amazon Kindle Edition

Update: I just discovered that my little book on 2 Isaiah is now available in a Kindle edition, that is, as an electronic book that you can read on your iPhone, iPad, laptop, and so forth. To see the Kindle edition on Amazon, click here. You can download it for under $10!


Monday, November 29, 2010

High Holy Days Video Project

In my Upper Level Hebrew Reading Course, Elizabeth Farquhar introduced us to a marvelous new DVD set, “The High Holy Days Video Project.” The project was made by the Cantor, Rabbi, and choir of Temple Sinai.  The set contains a condensed version of the Jewish High Holy Day services. For sample clips and ordering information, click here.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday at SBL 2010

I spent the entire day at a variety of interesting sessions.
Here is the panel at S21-132:

From left to right, we have: J. Stackert, F. Stavrakopoulou, J. Schipper, S. Olyan, J. Badden, C. Moss, & D. T. Stewart.

In another panel session, S21-210, among many other new ideas I got from Baruch Levine that Hebrew אבד in some places does not mean "perish" but to "go into exile":

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

SBL, Saturday Morning

View from my elevator:

Book Display entrance:

First add for a new commentary series I am contributing to:

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Arrival at the SBL

The View Coming in to Atlanta:

Arrival at the Marriott Marquis:

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where to find me at SBL 2010, Atlanta, Georgia


This year at the Society of Biblical Literature meetings, I’m focusing on Ezekiel, and particularly the understanding of the nature of God’s selfhood and God’s embodiment as Ezekiel presents it. I’ll be responding to papers and outlining my views in the following session:

Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: International 5 - Marriott Marquis

Theme: The God Ezekiel Creates

Paul M. Joyce, University of Oxford, Presiding

Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Boston University
God, with a Vengeance (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

John T. Strong, Missouri State University
The God that Ezekiel Inherited (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Break (10 min)

Dexter E. Callender Jr., University of Miami
The Recognition Formula and Ezekiel’s Conception of God (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Stephen L. Cook, Virginia Theological Seminary, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Electronic copies of the papers may be requested from Dalit Rom-Shiloni at dromshil@post.tau.ac.il

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Alien Booth iPhone App

"Alien Booth" Photo

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"Ezekiel's Tomb" in Iraq

This fascinating New York Times Video Reports on New Plans for the Prophet Ezekiel's Shrine in Kifl, Iraq