Adam Bean to present paper at ASOR
Current MDiv student Adam Bean has been selected to present two of his papers in the program for the Central States meeting of the prestigious Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), on March 21-22, 2010.
Rarely are master's level students capable of presenting at such a meeting, so the Emmanuel community is especially pleased with Adam's accomplishments and promise. Adam’s paper, "The Calendar Tablet from Gezer: The Classification of its Script and
Language,” will be presented in the Archaeology/ASOR section on Sunday afternoon. His other paper, "Translating Qoheleth, Transforming Wisdom: A Comparison of Gregory Thaumaturgos' Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes and Targum Qoheleth,”
will be presented in the Hebrew Bible section on Monday afternoon.
As is often the case with epigraphic materials, such as Phoenician and Ugaritic, the Gezer Calendar is a point of departure for our understanding of the Hebrew and Aramaic of the Bible. Dr. Toyozo Nakarai (the first professor of Semitic languages and Old Testament at
Emmanuel, who had a Ph.D. in Semitics from the University of Michigan) would be proud of Adam, and all of us at Emmanuel share that sentiment as well.
Congratulations, Adam. We look forward to your presentations.
Adam visiting the ruins of Palmyra on the 2009 METS trip.