He’s at Daytona…
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How do I know this? He posted today! He hadn’t in a while so it was natural for me to assume that he was, in fact, quite dead. I’m glad it has turned out otherwise.
If anyone on the planet can help us understand Doug Campbell’s verbose eisegetical maneuverings, it’s my friend, England touchstone and tour guide, and long time SBL roomie Chris Tilling. I’m proud of the kid.
It even has a slew of good endorsements (although I’ve never heard of any of those people- nonetheless, they seem to like it very much and there’s no reason they shouldn’t because Chris is the brightest Pauline scholar presently working- bar none).
Well done, friend. Well done. (Even though you didn’t mention my forthcoming volume, that’s ok. I’m not at all chagrined nor miffed nor annoyed).
I am very pleased to mention that I will be teaching at Tel Aviv University (Dept. of Archaeology, International MA Program) for the Spring Semester 2014. I will be living in Tel Aviv, just a few minutes walk from the University. This university has felt like home to me for a long time and I am delighted to be among many good friends there. I am especially grateful to Prof. Oded Lipschits for all he did to make this wonderful opportunity happen. And being on the campus will facilitate my work as the epigraphic consultant for the Old Hebrew Digital Epigraphy Project at Tel Aviv University. I will be arriving there around the middle of February….in the States for a few weeks now.
I’m very happy for Chris. This is excellent news because 1) it shows how the wider academic world feels about his abilities; and 2) it shows how completely foolish Emanuel was to let him go. I said when it happened that Emanuel would find itself the academic equivalent of the village idiot for doing what it did- or rather for allowing one man’s bitter hate filled envious witch hunt determine academic policy. And it is.