Next, the Presidential Address.
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.
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 … Continue reading
The pre-dinner session featured a very intriguing paper on various modern readings of Jonah:
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.
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.
Was a delightfully informative examination of the Sabbath commandment and its implications. As Houston notes, ‘it is not work that is sacred, but rest’.
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.
As I understand it, in the future we will be alternating venues between here and Durham. A good choice both I think. #SOTS2020.
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 … Continue reading
#SOTS2020 has been fantastic. Now, in a bit, it’s off to Birmingham for the ‘Year of the Bible’ conference tomorrow. Stay tuned.
#SOTS2020 fun continues-
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.