Monday, October 29, 2012

SBL 2012 iPhone App Now Available



Finally in the Apple App Store: The 2012 SBL and AAR annual meeting iOS app, including conference program, schedule, and animated maps.

To access the download page in the app store, click here.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Learning the Song of Miriam in Hebrew, Exodus 15:21

For my VTS students in OT 501:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Visit to the Ratner Museum

Our class had a great visit to the museum in Bethesda, MD today.
Above is the sculpture of Moses at the burning bush. I like the large horn extending up to Moses’ face from the bushes’ branches—the emphasis on the Word issuing forth from the flames. This sculpture  nicely captures Deuteronomy’s distinctive vision of the mode of God’s presence to the faithful (cf. Deut 4:12).
Above is a sculpture depicting a scene from Isaac’s near sacrifice. It nicely captures the specific moment of Gen 22:7. Especially striking to me are the two expressions on the two faces of son and father.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In the News: The Israel of History

To check out the editorial, click here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Frank Moore Cross, Jr. (1921 – 2012)

We've just received word that Harvards Frank Moore Cross, Jr has died. A giant of biblical scholarship in the 20th century, he was probably one of two American Hebrew Bible scholars of that era best-known around the world for his scholarship.