Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greetings from the SBL

I am sitting in the lobby of Mariott Marquise, the enormous 30-floor hotel where I am staying at. I have just returned from a very nice ETC blogdinner with some twenty friends, where Peter Head, by the way, held a marvellous speech nearly as good as his presentation delivered earlier today. Peter had checked some blog statistics, and it turned out we had had over a million visitors.

A funny remark about Peter's presentation and what followed. There had been some word exchange between the other presenters Jan Krans and Silvia Castelli concerning some issue in Peter's paper relating to Bengel and Wettstein. Wayne Kannaday then introduced Jan Krans's presentation, which immediately followed Pete's, as "The Folly of Peter Head," and then corrected himself, "The Folly of Conjecture? Baljon’s Novum Testamentum Graece of 1898."

I will return with some more words about this year's SBL conference. Let me give you one piece of news: this week the new UBS committee has its first meeting here in San Fransisco.

9 Comments:

Timo Flink said...

May I inquire as to who are in this new UBS committee?

Peter Rodgers said...

Tommy, It was great to be with you all in San Francisco, and to be part of the dinner! Delicious food, splendid speech from Peter Head. Great to meet some of the ETC members. Peter R.

Tommy Wasserman said...

TF: there are two Davids (Parker and Trobisch), one Greek professor, whose name escapes me, and I think two scholars from the INTF in Münster, but I am not sure if I remember correctly about that so I don't mention any names. There is probably at least one more which I don't know about.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Great to see you too Peter! (as well as the other two Peters, and several other co-bloggers and friends).

Timo Flink said...

Thank you, Tommy.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the dinner and the conversation with Peter Head and others. It was indeed a relaxing night for me to be you ETC acquaintances. Thanks to Edgar for inviting me over.

Jessie Sunday Delfin said...

Thanks Tommy for the dinner fellowship.

Brice Jones said...

Thank you all (especially Tommy and Peter) for a wonderful dinner and time of fellowship. I look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Bob Relyea said...

yes, The conference and the dinner were great!

and thank you Dirk for you feedback on my paper.

bob