Monday, November 22, 2010

SBL Day 3 (2010)

Today I was definitely unwinding.  It just occurred to me that I didn't go to a single session.  Instead, I went to a Hebrews planning breakfast with some very brilliant people it was a delight simply to sit in the same room with. 

Then I had coffee with Alicia Meyers, one of many incredibly gifted young scholars just now coming out of the machine (Baylor, did her masters at Duke).  She (as so many names I could put here) will be one of the SBL leaders in 10-15 years, if not sooner.  I could give you the names of 5-10 up and coming scholars who fall in that category, but it would be foolish because I would leave someone out.  You can see them, though, as clear as day, marching into view: Nijay Gupta, David Moffitt, Eric Mason, I've got to stop there. ;-) 

I milled through the book stalls.  I was surprisingly able to resist everything that was left, although I probably would have bought Dale Allison's Constructing Jesus if they hadn't all been gone.  Ate with old friends, edited a few pages on Philemon for my next Paul book and...

... spent several hours grading.  Yuck!

8 comments:

Clifford B. Kvidahl said...

Breakfast with a group of Hebrews scholars would be heaven for me.

Ken Schenck said...

Nah, just the Marriott. ;-)

clayknick said...

Thanks for these. Sounds like the last two days were a lot more fun.

Ken Schenck said...

;-)

π² said...

Several hours grading? Does that mean we'll be seeing our grades for 510 before the new year? :-)

To the tune of "Two Front Teeth." All I want for Christmas is a 4.0, a 4.0, a 4.0

Ken Schenck said...

"My sins are ever before me."

;-(

... but I'm not too worried about your grades... ;-)

Nijay K. Gupta said...

Good to see you at the Durham reception. Don't worry- when I am extremely rich and unbearably famous, I will remember the little people like you...

Ken Schenck said...

;-)