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#ICYMI- Welcome Reception and Dinner At #SOTS2020

Next, the Presidential Address.

#ICYMI- Around the Place, And Some Familiar Faces Before #SOTS2020

#ICYMI – #SOTS2020- At the University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

And settled in.  Looking forward to a walk around to orient myself and then later on for sessions this evening. So far so good.  A very helpful reception area and really comfortable rooms on a lovely campus.

The Avraham Faust Lecture at #SOTS2020

Last night’s final lecture was by Avraham Faust.  It was exceptionally interesting and argued essentially that there need not be any archaeologically based skepticism about the close relationship (sisterhood) of Judah and Israel.  Archaeology, he suggested, shows a clear connection between the two ‘states’.

Jonah at #SOTS2020

The pre-dinner session featured a very intriguing paper on various modern readings of Jonah:

Afternoon at #SOTS2020

#SOTS2020 Day Two- The Morning Session

There were interesting papers, a nice break for a visit to the book hall, and a bit of time to chat with the publishers.  All in all a good, and intellectually stimulating morning. Lunch next then the afternoon fun.

Breakfast on Day 2, #SOTS2020

You have to eat before you can scholar.  The facilities here are fantastic and the food is very, very good. It’s quite a full first half of the day as you’ve seen from the schedule posted earlier.  More anon.

Today at #SOTS2020

The Presidential Address by Walter Houston, #SOTS2020

Was a delightfully informative examination of the Sabbath commandment and its implications.  As Houston notes, ‘it is not work that is sacred, but rest’.

This Evening #SOTS2020

Layover Fun- #SOTS2020


Kindly use the hashtag #SOTS2020 for our Winter meeting (Jan 6-8). Tweet your photos and conference doings so others can enjoy it in absentia.

#ICYMI – This Really is a Lovely Campus

As I understand it, in the future we will be alternating venues between here and Durham. A good choice both I think. #SOTS2020.

2020: The Carnival

In the past, Carnivals have been ‘uneven’ or even perhaps ‘nearly non existent’.  But 2020 is a new year and kicks off with The Carnival to Beat All Carnivals.  Titled simply 2020: The Carnival, it serves as the template for all the Carnivals to come this year:  Fully stocked, cleverly curated, and vividly presented. Carnival …

And Now, Momentarily, Off to Birmingham for the Newman U. Day Conference

#SOTS2020 has been fantastic.  Now, in a bit, it’s off to Birmingham for the ‘Year of the Bible’ conference tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Next Leg- Chicago to London

#SOTS2020 fun continues-

On the Way to Nottingham…

For the SOTS winter meeting. Should be fantastic. A layover in Chicago and then off this afternoon. Follow the hashtag #SOTS2020 for updates, photos, and paper summaries.