March 6, 2015
Beth Mardutho Research Library, Piscataway, N.J.
Rutgers University Libraries
Rutgers Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, Vanderbilt University
Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center (4th Floor)
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
This event will be live streamed for free, thanks to the support of Rutgers Libraries. Live stream can be accessed at the link here: https://stream.libraries.rutgers.edu/live/
Read more here.
Given the weather and other obligations this Friday, I’m not sure I’m going to be able to make it. 🙁
אן אתון בני אברהם עבידו כאברהם עבד
En aton b‘ney Abraham, `abedu ki-Abraham `abad.
“If you are Abraham’s children, do as Abraham did!”
This was a discussion I originally put together way back in my undergraduate days when I was studying under Mahlon H. Smith at Rutgers. I still have yet to actually expand it to a full publishable article, but I realized that a large number of sites used to link to the old, incomplete version as it is.
In short, it shows a possible underlying Aramaic discussion between Jesus and “the Pharisees” in the Dialogues layer of the Fourth Gospel that exhibits some serious Aramaic wordplay which was misinterpreted, in part, by the final redactor.
One day I may clean it up enough to publish, but here it is for now: