Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category
No matter how hard the demons try- faith will prevail.
A word to the wise for grad students and recent Ph.D.’s: writing snarky book reviews is really not a good way to make friends or to impress either your peers or more senior colleagues…it’s great that you think you know everything, but you don’t. Rather than tearing down others, your career would be better served if you write your own article or book on the same topic and show your superior intelligence and vast knowledge that way. – Eric Cline
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to correspond with the greatest of the great. Here are some of the letters I’ve received and in the case of Käsemann and Stuhlmacher, a postcard while in the case of Noth a letter to my teacher at SEBTS which he then gave to me. I’ve got quite a few from quite a few other names you would know as well, but I don’t want to hand over everything. ;-) Some letters are for my enjoyment alone.
I don’t even… I can’t explain how or why Chris is without clothing or why he is in that thing or why the other guy, who happens to be Jeremy Thompson, is taking… I can’t…
Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor ofJewish Studies and Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt, has been inducted into the International Association for Assyriology’s Honorary Council. Sasson, who is also a professor of classics, is one of a dozen scholars to receive this prestigious honor in recent years. The announcement was made July 24 in Warsaw at the group’s annual meeting and during the 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, a yearly five-day conference that is open to all those who are interested in Assyriology and Near Eastern archaeology.
The International Association for Assyriology was founded in 2003. With offices in the Netherlands, it serves as a platform for scholars working in cuneiform studies and in Near Eastern archaeology. It encourages and promotes the study of these fields in all their aspects on an international scale. Sasson was the association’s first president, serving from 2005 through 2009.
Sasson’s scholarly efforts in Assyriology have included the clay tablets archives found at the Middle-Euphrates town of Mari. He is currently putting final touches on a volume that translates and annotates over 600 letters and administrative documents from its archives, largely from the reign of Zimri-Lim, king of Mari, a contemporary of Hammurabi of Babylon (early 18th century B.C.E.). In May, Yale University Press published his Judges 1-12. a new translation, with introduction and commentary (The Anchor Yale Bible). Via.
He’s going to be on our panel in the Hebrew Bible section, along with the equally amazing Doug Knight, at SBL Southeast next March. We’d love to have you come along and join us. It promises to be a great discussion.