Pink Fire Pointer November 2012

The Algonquin Bible

The Bodmer collection in Geneva loaned the exhibit this "Eliot Indian Bible." John Eliot constructed the vocabulary and made the translation between 1649 and 1659. The work was the first Bible to be printed in North America.

A Reformer Reads Hebrew!

This 1534 bilingual copy (Hebrew/Latin) of the Old Testament was printed in Basel and owned by the Zurich Reformer
Heinrich Bullinger, who purchased it for 4 Pounds and 10 Schillings, about half the monthly earnings of a country parson.

At the University of Chicago with John Yieh

We travelled south of the Convention Center to see the Swiss Treasures exhibit.

Three New Books

Cool: Three new books at the SBL book display, each with a new essay I've contributed, Daughter Zion, ed. Mark Boda, et al; Social Theory, ed. Saul Olyan; & Levites and Priests, ed. Leuchter and Hutton.

Ezekiel 47, The Temple Rivers

One fascinating talk but I heard today was by Daniel Bodi, of the University of Paris, on Ezekiel 47. He argued Babylonian tradition entered into the text at vv. 9-10 with the dual Hebrew term "rivers" and the motif of the many and various fish.