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Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Blog Has Moved!

This blog is now at http://targuman.org/blog/ please stop by and get up to date with Targuman!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Signs of the Times

My 20th High School reunion is this fall. Damascus High School - Class of 1986 They have a listing of events from 1986

1986 Kings Dominion Concert Schedule

May 25 Robert Palmer / Belinda Carlisle $4
June 1 Ready for the World / Zapp/Roger / Sly Fox / Eugene Wilde $4
June 22 Jimmy Buffett $5
July 6 New Edition $5
July 13 Starship $4
July 19 Air Supply $4
July 20 Billy Ocean and Meli'sa Morgan $5
July 27 Patti Labelle $6
August 3 Eddie Rabbit / Exile / Janie Frickie / TG Sheppard / Sylvia $4
August 17 David Copperfield $4

Things that Happened in 1986
The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time
The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher
A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union
Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America
US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks
The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station
IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer
Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born
Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX
Top Gun is the top grossing film
"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friendsspends the most time at the top of the US charts
ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show , and Pee-Wee's Playhouse premiere

Friday, August 25, 2006

Dvorak Gets Into Religion

Religious Nutballs in Berkeley - Weird TheoryDvorak doesn't get it and neither do I.

(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Long time no post...

Sorry for the lack of posts folks. The new job is keeping me busy! I will try and post more as my schedule levels out.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

SBL Aramaic Sessions

The preliminary sessions for SBL are posted. I cannot seem to link directly to any one section but you can search here. If you are interest in all things Aramaic then by all means search under that term since other sessions, like Qumran, will also address issues Aramaic.

Aramaic Studies
On Sunday:

Aramaic Studies
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 302 - CC
Theme: Mishnaic and Targumic Aramaic

Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University
The Aramaic of Hillel (30 min)
Moshe J. Bernstein, Yeshiva University
Nabal in the Aramaic Versions of the Bible: Morally or Intellectually Deficient? (30 min)
Douglas M. Gropp, Catholic University of America, The
Thinking the Targum’s Thoughts After It: The Song of Hannah (30 min)
David L. Everson, Hebrew Union College
Aging Angels: Investigating the Date of Pseudo-Jonathan in Light of Rabbinic and Targumic Angelology (30 min)

And on Tuesday (sorry folks! I didn't make the schedule...)

Aramaic Studies
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 149B-CC
Tawny L. Holm, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Sheikh Fadl Inscription and Its Literary Context (30 min)
Bennie H. Reynolds III, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
What Are Demons of Error? The Meaning of ???? ????? and the Concept of Israelite Child Sacrifice (30 min)
Marina Greatrex, St Paul University
Scriptural Citations on the Angels in the Hexaemeron of Jacob of Edessa. (30 min)
Stephen Ryan, Dominican House of Studies
The Syriac Commentary on Ben Sira by Dionysius bar Salibi (30 min)

I am also in another session on teaching the Bible in a secular context.
Teaching Biblical Literature in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 154A - CC
Theme: Transforming the Curriculum

Jane Webster, Barton College, Presiding
Susanne Scholz, Merrimack College
Gold Mine or Coal Mine? Teaching the Hebrew Bible in the Undergraduate Classroom (25 min)
Stan Harstine, Friends University
Challenges to Teaching Biblical Literature as a General Education Requirement (25 min)
John Lanci, Stonehill College, Respondent (10 min)
Break (10 min)
Glenn S. Holland, Allegheny College
“Not as the Scribes:” Biblical Studies in the Liberal Arts Curriculum (25 min)
Christian Brady, PennState University
"God is not in this classroom" or Reading the Bible in a Secular School (25 min)
Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and to share ideas for future directions.

See you all there!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I couldn't have said it better myself

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