Around San Francisco and Friends

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.

Another Busy Day

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.

National Bible Week: November 20-27

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.