Daily Archives: 7 Jan 2018

Israel’s Government is Contemptible

A Quaker organization honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing victims of the Nazis, is among the list of groups whose activists Israel has announced it will bar from entering the Jewish State.

Contemptible.

There’s No Need to Explain Your Actions…

  • Your friends don’t need it
  • Your enemies won’t believe it

– A Friend, Bill Christopher

Truth

“The Sabbath is the best of days; no other day is like it. And the church is the meeting of God with His people; no other gathering can take its place or compensate for its loss.” Herman Bavinck

Quote of the Day

Let us, therefore, fight vigorously and prudently on a fair field, for we are defending a most righteous cause, in which we feel sure there is no hidden wrong. Let them hurl upon us from the hostile camp those soldiers’ insults—“traitors,” “robbers,” “weaklings.” Let us care nothing for them, trusting completely to our cause. — Huldrych Zwingli

Thomas Römer at the University of Sheffield

From SOTS-

I am pleased to announce that the University of Sheffield will be hosting two lectures by Prof. Thomas Römer, the chair in the Hebrew Bible and Its Contexts at the Collège de France, in January 2018. These lectures abroad—part of the mission of the Collège de France to deliver its teaching not only in Paris, but in other major academic centres outside France—are free and open to all. Prof. Römer, who is well known to the Society, will be sharing some of his latest research in two lectures. The programme is:

  • Tuesday, 30 January 16:30 to 18:00 — The Ark of the Covenant and the Archaeology of Kiriath Jearim
  • Wednesday, 31 January 14:00 to 15:30 — The Future of Biblical Studies: A Discussion with Graduate Students
  • 16:30 to 18:00 — The Political Function of the Abraham Narrative

As you can see, the programme for Wednesday, 31 January, includes not only a lecture, but also the unique opportunity for graduate students in Hebrew Bible and related fields to participate in a discussion with Prof. Römer about the future of our field. We hope that this full afternoon programme will encourage students and scholars from around the country to make the journey to Sheffield.

All these events will take place in the iconic Arts Tower at the centre of the University of Sheffield. If you have any queries about the lectures, travel, or related matters, please contact Casey Strine at c.a.strine@sheffield.ac.uk