Call for Paper: Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) 2020 Conference

Apologies for the short notice. Still, there is some time to register for Society of Asian Biblical Studies (SABS) 2020 Conference 😀

our next SABS conference is now only six months away.
Dates: 9-13 June, 2020 
Venue: Wisma Methodist,  Lorong Hang Jebat, City Centre, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: Bible and Hospitality
We are now ready for you to register for the conference, the easiest and best way to do so is through the link:  
When you register through this link, you will also have the option to begin or renew your SABS membership right there.  (Please do take care of your membership through this link even If you have already emailed me your membership form in the last few weeks, this will help us gather all the necessary information in one place.)      
 
The local organizing committee in Kuala Lumpur has also prepared a helpful information document (which includes important information about accommodation and travel); it is attached to this email.  Please review this information, especially regarding accommodation, before you begin your registration.
 
Please remember too that our Call for Paper will close on December 30, 2019.  To propose a paper, please use the link below:
 
You will also be able to find both of these links at our Society’s website: https://sabs-site.org/.
This file will also be available through our website.
 
Please feel free to forward this email and share the word with anyone you think will be interested in joining us in the work of SABS.  
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China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Hebrew University of Jerusalem Scholarship Program

附上的是国家留学基金管理委员会耶路撒冷希伯来大学奖学金项目。这是开放给所有中国学者(博士生、博士后、访问学者)的哦~赶快申请吧!😀

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Learning Modern Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Part 4)

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I am pleased to announce that I have passed my Ptor / פטור exam (the highest level of Modern Hebrew exam at RIS, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) with an A+ (96%)! Now, if you have any Hebrew works that need to be translated into Chinese Mandarin / English, please don’t hesitate to contact me at lisiqi@fudan.edu.cn. I would be more than happy to help out with that 😀😎🤓

P/S: I still haven’t found time to update the learning materials for Level Vav (Upper Advanced), but I will do so as soon as possible. 😉

 

 

 

 

Finland: Work, Eat, Play in Helsinki

At the beginning of 2018, I received an email from a professor I had never met before (Prof. Hannes Bezzel). He kindly considered my published dissertation “an important monograph” on the subject of “prophecy and foreign nations,” so he invited me to present a paper at the EABS conference held in Helsinki in August, 2018. He informed me that his research group did not have the funding to cover the flights and accommodation of the invitees, but promised that all the invited papers were to be published in an edited volume. I did not plan to attend this conference, especially when it was held closely after the SABS conference in Indonesia, but then I succumbed quickly to the temptation of publication. As you may know, publication is very important for junior researchers. 😉

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Therefore, at the end of my presentation and attendance at the SABS conference in Indonesia, I flew over half the globe to arrive at Helsinki and presented the paper at the “Prophecy and Foreign Nations” session on 01.08.2018. Here is the outline of the papers presented at the session (avaiable at the SBL website):

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Prophecy and Foreign Nations (EABS)
8/01/2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: P 724 – Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania

Theme: Foreign Nations in the Book of Ezekiel

Hannes Bezzel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Presiding

Uwe Becker, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Presiding

Lydia Lee, North-West University (South Africa)
The Tyrian Ruler in MT and LXX Ezekiel 28:11-19 (24 min)
Tag(s): Latter Prophets – Ezekiel (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint))

Reettakaisa Sofia Salo, University of Münster
Ezekiel 35: Tradition-Historical and Redaction-Critical Aspects (24 min)
Tag(s): 1 Esdras (Biblical Literature – Deuterocanonical Works)

Sarah Koehler, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Downfall Description: Doomed Edom in Ezekiel’s Speech (24 min)
Tag(s): Old Testament (Ideology & Theology)

Andrew Langley, University of Oxford
The Vindication of YHWH in Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations. (24 min)
Tag(s): Latter Prophets – Ezekiel (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint))

Micaël Bürki, Université de Lausanne
“I’m a God,” “I Made the Nile”: The Pride of Tyre and Egypt in Ezekiel 28-32 (24 min)
Tag(s): Latter Prophets (not including The Twelve) (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint)), Latter Prophets – The Twelve (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint)), Ancient Near East – Neo-Assyria (History & Culture)

In order not to go over time, I presented a shortened version of my paper at the session. One of the invitees (Micaël Bürki from Université de Lausanne) did not show up to present his paper, (more…)

Reviews: Three More Comments on My First Book

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Prof. John Strong has kindly reviewed my first book on Review of Biblical Literature. If you have read my monograph entitled Mapping Judah’s Fate in Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations, you would know that I have cited and discussed his 1993 PhD dissertation entitled “Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations within the Context of His Message” (more…)

Israel: Learning Modern Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Part 3)

❤️! שלום לכוללללללללם

I have just completed Level Heh with a final mark of 95%. The university is really strict about the attendance. Due to my application for work and residence permits in China, I had to be away from the class for 2.5 weeks, and I have thus lost 2.5% in the final grading 😭😭😭. Another 2.5% are lost in my mid-term and final exams. Luckily, my final grade is still an A+, and I should be happy about it 🙃🙂🙃 I will just work harder in Level Vav (the highest Modern Hebrew level available at the RIS) during the summer~

Anyway, here is an updated version of my Modern Hebrew learning resources: (more…)