Marketing Director / Acquisitions Editor
Eisenbrauns is accepting applications for a position that combines marketing and manuscript acquisitions. The Marketing Director role is responsible for promoting all aspects of the Eisenbrauns book publishing and distribution divisions, including electronic, catalog, social media, and convention marketing. The Acquisitions Editor role assists in the evaluation of materials for publication and in setting the direction of our publishing program. These two functions are distinct but are, because of the size of the company, closely related.
James Spinti, our long-time Marketing Director, leaves Eisenbrauns at the end of June in order to live near family in northern Minnesota. Eisenbrauns is therefore looking for a person who can provide some of the services that the current Marketing Director maintains but who also will assist the Publisher in development of the company's Publishing Division, primarily through acquisitions of manuscripts for publication.
The successful applicant will
Need to relocate to Winona Lake/Warsaw, Indiana;To apply for this position, send your indication of interest and resumé/C.V. to publisher at eisenbrauns.com, with the subject of your e-mail "Application for Position."
Have a strong background in ancient Near East and/or Hebrew Bible (Ph.D. or near-Ph.D. status preferred);
Enjoy working in a small-company context;
Be a word-smith who enjoys language, editing, and good writing;
Find prior knowledge of modern publication technology (print and electronic) to be very beneficial.
You can also find this notice posted on our web site at http://www.eisenbrauns.com/pages/JOBS target
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
...the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's research on digital reading comprehension and retention in children, which found that "reading comprehension and reader engagement for children between print books and e-books was similar. However, between print books and enhanced e-books, it was a different story.<idle musing>
"While children engaged more actively with enhanced e-books versus print books, their reading comprehension went down. The study found that when enhanced e-books featured interactivity that wasn't directly tied to the narrative or the text, it distracted both the children and parents from the story and thereby affected comprehension and retention."
Maybe that is the reason repeated surveys of college students say they prefer their textbooks as books—less distractions. I have to admit, when I'm reading an e-book on the computer, I get distracted by the options...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Statistically, (in the U.S.) the poorer people give a higher percentage of their income than the wealthier people. That's a strong indictment against the rampant materialism.
Over the weekend, some dear friends of ours exhibited that generosity. They aren't well off, but God laid on their hearts to give us something for after we move. As I told them, I am humbled and blessed. More later...
Friday, May 25, 2012
“Cursed are those who trust in mortals,
who depend on flesh for their strength
and whose hearts turn away from the LORD.
They will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
—Jeremiah 17:5-8 TNIV
Definitely. The cross without the resurrection doesn't purchase anything. We are to be a resurrection people—set free from bondage to sin and death. Free to serve in the newness of the Spirit.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Doesn't that sound surprisingly like too much of the church today? Some things never change...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Significant difference, isn't it?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It happens at every conference...Someone asks when the new mug will be unveiled. Wait no more! Eisenbrauns is happy to announce the 2012-2013 mug! You can see it this fall at AAR/SBL in Chicago—or, you can be beat the rush by pre-ordering now. Just click on the image; as soon as they arrive, yours will be in the mail. —Enjoy! James
Eisenbrauns 2012 Mug
A Hittite Proverb
Eisenbrauns, Forthcoming June 2012.
14 oz. Ceramic. Hittite and English.
Your Price: $7.50
"Some things get lost, but others remain"—It's true of archaeological digs; it's true of empires; it's true of rabbits and double-headed eagles. The new Eisenbrauns mug presents you with a Hittite proverb and the double eagle, symbol of the Hittite empire. If there's a tougher academic ancient Near Eastern mug out there, we will challenge it in a fight to the death.
A bit bigger than the average mug, this sleek, black beauty will intimidate the rest of your drinkware, and take your wine glasses captive as spoils of war.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
But, equally interesting—and in digestible lengths!—is the new series that the U of CA-SF is putting out. So far there are 5 of them, 8-12 minutes each. They are releasing one each week for a total of nine. The first one is here with links to the other four.
Watch them and change your diet!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant
EIS - Eisenbrauns
by Rainer Albertz and Rudiger Schmitt
xxii + 696 pages, English
Cloth, 7 x 10 inches
List Price: $79.50
Your Price: $71.55
The Phoenician Diaspora
Epigraphic and Historical Studies
EIS - Eisenbrauns
by Philip C. Schmitz
xii + 146 pages,
Cloth, 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $39.50
Your Price: $35.55
The Rhetoric of Remembrance
An Investigation of the "Fathers" in Deuteronomy
Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures 8
by Jerry Hwang
xiv + 290 pages, English
Cloth, 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $39.50
Your Price: $35.55
Studies in the Text of the Old Testament
An Introduction to the Hebrew Old Testament Text Project
English translation of the introductions to volumes 1, 2, and 3 of Critique Textuelle de l'Ancien Testament
Textual Criticism and the Translator - TCT 3
by Dominique Barthelemy
xxxii + 688 pages, English
Cloth, 6 x 9 inches
Your Price: $79.50
We see "dimly, as in a mirror" what the future holds—but we know the author, so it doesn't matter!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Kind of ironic that today "believers" tend not to believe God can do anything and have become practicing atheists, or deists, at best...
"Simply, pesticides, those troublesome neonicotinoids, are applied to corn seeds before they are planted so when the corn begins to grow the pesticide on the seed is absorbed by the new roots and fills the plant with poison for the rest of its life. But the stuff is sticky and doesn’t come out of the planters very well so farmers supply a slippery additive in the form of talcum powder to make those seeds, in airblast seed planters, simply fly right out of the drop chute and into the ground. But there’s the rub. That airblast planter is blowing all that talcum powder and loose pesticide dust everywhere…up into the air to travel where ever something as light weight as talcum powder can travel…feet and yards and yards certainly, maybe miles…nobody knows.<idle musing>
"But birds are dying. Robins and crows. And one observer says that wildlife eating the seeds are dying…three seeds will kill a quail is what I’m hearing, but I don’t know for sure. I wouldn’t be surprised. But for beekeepers, what’s happening is that this poisonous dust is landing on everything downwind…dandelions, flowers, water surfaces, everywhere a honey bee can go, that’s where this stuff is landing."
We're paying a high price for cheap food—and food that isn't even good for us! Not content with just killing some insects, we try to kill everything else, too. Just another reason I favor organic methods.
Friday, May 11, 2012
But like I said, my beef isn’t with this person, just his paradigm. He’s not unique. I’ve encountered the idol of scholarship repeatedly over the last decade. I nearly worshiped it myself for a time. And the myth of neutrality runs rampant among those who value historical-critical scholarship to such high degrees, but myth it is, and not in the sense that historical criticism talks about myth in biblical literature either. ;-)
With that said, I value scholarship. I thank God for the myriad of people who have given significant portions of their lives to the study of Scripture and everything that goes along with studying Scripture. I wouldn’t have my English Bibles without them. I wouldn’t have a thousand academic volumes lining my bookshelves without them. I wouldn’t be interested in half the things I’m interested in without them. But the best scholars are those who recognize their presuppositions rather than deny that they have them or try to suppress them. The best scholars are those who submit their scholarship to the Lordship of Christ rather than treating scholarship as a lord in itself.
I couldn't have said it better myself. But, do read the whole post.
We are, in a very real sense, crucified with Christ. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to make it real in our life—and there's the rub...we don't really want to die, do we?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Not a whole lot has changed, has it? The Christian is still going to find themselves standing against society—may we respond as Jesus did!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
You can almost forgive him for using the phrase—he at least defines it. But, I still hate the phrase...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I think this is a common failing—especially among strong predestinarians.
Monday, May 07, 2012
“The statements [at the beginning of Acts] about actions being performed in the name of Jesus are highly significant. These must be heard against the Old Testament background in which it is the name of Yahweh that functions in this kind of way, and the inevitable conclusion is that here the name of Jesus functions in the same way as the name of Yahweh and indeed replaces it. He alone is the channel through which salvation is available (Acts 4:12).”—New Testament Theology, page 161
High Christology, indeed!
children unwilling to listen to the LORD’s instruction.
They say to the seers,
“See no more visions!”
and to the prophets,
“Give us no more visions of what is right!
Tell us pleasant things,
Leave this way,
get off this path,
and stop confronting us
with the Holy One of Israel!”—Isaiah 30:9-11 TNIV
I offered to help him cut it off. If he takes me up on it, I'll try to get a picture. It really looks bizarre...I guess we sold it just in time :)
Friday, May 04, 2012
All good things come to an end this side of eternity, and it is time. I love my job here at Eisenbrauns, but it is time to move on. This has nothing to do with Eisenbrauns; don't go looking for hidden things that aren't there! It is just that God is leading us on.
Eisenbrauns will do fine without me and I will always look back with good memories of my time here. And, I hope to maintain my friendships with the people here. They are some of the greatest. You would have a hard time finding a better boss than Jim.
We are excited for multiple reasons—one of which is that our daughter and 5 of the grandkids are in Grand Marais. We are looking forward to being 13 hours closer to them—and only about 5 hours from our son and 2 more grandkids.
We sold our house, closing on it about 2 weeks ago. In a miraculous move of God, it was only on the market 9 days and we didn't take a loss on it. This in a housing market where most houses are on the market for 6+ months and people take 10-20% losses.
So, where are we living right now? Well, that's another God thing. The place we used to live opened up for 3 months: April-June. Just exactly the time we needed.
The only down side is that the move is timed so I won't have a garden this summer...
Thursday, May 03, 2012
to those who issue oppressive decrees,
to deprive the poor of their rights
and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
and robbing the fatherless.
What will you do on the day of reckoning,
when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches?
Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives
or fall among the slain.
Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised. —Isaiah 10:1-4 TNIV
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Israel Antiquities Authority titles at 20% offThereafter is a list of about 14 titles for all you archaeologists out there...
For May, Eisenbrauns is offering selected Israel Antiquities Authority books for 20% off list price. Dig into some great archaeological reports this Spring. Enjoy! —James
They say that one year of weed seeds equals seven years of weeding—and that is what I have found as well. I try to do a little each week-end, not letting them go to seed. If you don't deep till, you shouldn't have a problem in raised beds. The new raspberry bed and the asparagus beds need regular attention. Once the raspberries get established, they don't require much weeding.
The herb bed seems to attract weeds, so I regularly weed that. The blueberries only require weeding about twice a year. The new beds to the west, where I was going to put strawberries, will need a good weeding on a regular basis this year. Next year they should be quite clean.
In the spring, I cover the beds with row cover to keep from having to pull maple trees all summer long! I learned that the hard way :( Nothing like a nice maple tree sticking up in the middle of your beans...