hey, i would like to share with you about my passion for the Old Testament (OT). my students call me 'rabbi' or 'reb' for short.
the reb's passion in life (apart from God and wife and family) is the OT.
the reb used to teach the OT in a seminary. he also does a lot of weekend teaching and preaching in churches. and he writes and authored 9 books...
John Day sent along word of this (with a copy of his own essay appearing therein, thanks John!) new volume celebrating the work of the very learned HGM Williamson- a delightful man and fellow SOTS-ian.
Oh, and speaking of John, today is his birthday! So, happy birthday John, and thanks for the essay as gift (though I think by rights I’m supposed to get you something).
This volume honours Professor H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University through a collection of essays by colleagues and former students from across the globe. The various contributions intersect with the previous work of Professor Williamson, with special emphasis on the history of biblical research, study of the Hebrew language and Hebrew textual traditions, post-exilic historiography (Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah) and the prophets (especially Isaiah).
Contributors include: Bill Arnold, Hans Barstad, John Barton, Mark Boda, Kevin Cathcart, David Clines, Graham Davies, John Day, Iain Duguid, John Emerton, Richard Friedman, Susan Gillingham, Robert Gordon, Judith Hadley, Anselm Hagedorn, Elizabeth Hayes, Sara Japhet, John Jarick, Gary Knoppers, Arie van der Kooij, Reinhard Kratz, Andre Lemaire, Andrew Macintosh, J. Gordon McConville, Jill Middlemas, Alan Millard, Patrick Miller, Nadav Naaman, Iain Provan, David Reimer, Wolter Rose, Alison Salvesen, Kevin Spawn, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Thomas Willi.