I’ve uploaded more photos from my tourings this afternoon. I went to Fisherman’s Wharf and it was pouring and then back to the Book Exhibit and chatted with Crossley and others before heading back to the room to rest a bit before the evening fun.
Two receptions and a dinner tonight. Photos of the evening anon.
It was great to see so many friends and hear such good papers by Crossley and Berlinerbau.
For biblical scholars using technology for research. Sacred Techs is a new project by Robert Cargill and Christian Brady (so it’s going to be good).
Even though it’s still in the preparatory stage, I’m going to link it on the sidebar. I hope you’ll check it out regularly.
Chris did a very nice job! Check it out. Here’s the most awesome one-
There’s a lot on the plate for today. The Crossley session on Rhetoric and the New Testament; Book hall; Lunch; Book Hall; Qumran session (where the Eshel Memorial volume will be presented) ; the Oxford University reception; dinner with Graeme Auld and Philip Davies.
Photos of it all of course at some point.
Eerdman’s is celebrating 100 years of publishing excellence and they had a special reception at which they gave us copies of their newly published history. It was a great evening.
November 20-27 is National Bible Week. To kick it off here’s a section of Psalm 119 from the CEB (Common English Bible).
9 How can young people
keep their paths pure?
By guarding them
according to what you’ve said.
10 I have sought you with all my heart.
Don’t let me stray
from any of your commandments!
11 I keep your word close, in my heart,
so that I won’t sin against you.
12 You, LORD , are to be blessed!
Teach me your statutes.
13 I will declare out loud
all the rules you have spoken.
14 I rejoice in the content of your laws
as if I were rejoicing over great wealth.
15 I will think about your precepts
and examine all your paths.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget what you have said.
Nicely put, right? If you’d like a copy of the Common English Bible drop me a comment and on the 24th I’ll pick a winner and you’ll have a copy in short order. Just tell me why you want it- and be creative and clever. And in the meanwhile, read the Bible more than you usually do this week.