Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

I was reading through Doug Campbell’s book and he mentioned one of Robert Hayward‘s works. And Campbell decided for some reason to note that Hayward was a student of Geza Vermes, who was a huge figure with the Dead Sea Scrolls. I’ve been going to a Genesis Rabbah Midrash seminar on Genesis 22 under Hayward and have been more than impressed with his knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, and the related biblical and rabbinic literature. He’s nice to boot. Between Hayward, Loren Stuckenbruck, and John Barclay, I couldn’t thing of a better place to do Judaism in Late Antiquity.

Another Hebrew Bible professor that I found to be quite engaging is Walter Moberly. He also does Biblical Theology and Hermaneutics. I’ve not done much with him personally, but all speak very highly of him.

We got our first snow for the year.  We’ve had a couple of hard freezes in December, but January was relatively mild.  It usually hovers around the mid-40’s to low-50’s during the winter, but it is often windy this time of year.  It’s not too bad, but if I don’t have something at school I don’t walk in like I do to work in the library when it is warmer outside.