Friday, February 01, 2008

Book meme

Ah yes, I've watched it go round and round, and now it descends upon me. Jim Getz has tagged me. Here are the rules:
* Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more (no cheating!)
* Find page 123
* Find the first five sentences
* Post the next three sentences
* Tag five people

OK, well, I have three books about equidistant from me, but one is still shrink-wrapped (Megiddo IV, volume 2 only, which is why it is sitting here), and the other two—well I'll pick this one: A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries. Page 123 is part of the catalogue of ossuaries, number 193 to be exact. The first five sentences give the provenance and description. What we get here is the ornamentation Here goes:

F. Two metopes in line frames, each containing a six-petalled [sic] rosette inside a zigzag circle; segments link petal-tips; ivy leaves between petals, pointing inward. L. Zizag frame containing whirl rosette inside a zigzag circle. R. Zigzag frame containing eight-petalled [sic] rosette inside a zigzag circle; petals in form of ivy leaves, pointing inward.

Now wasn't that interesting? If anyone ever asks me about ossuary 193 in Rahmani's catalogue, I will now know what it is!

Now, who is left to tag? How about Charles Halton, Ted Gossard, Alan Knox, and two co-workers (in alphabetical order by last name): Jon Erdman, and Andy Kerr.

Now I'm going to lunch :)


Alan Knox said...

Thanks for the "tag". I've responded on this post.


Andy said...

Well, OK. Just this once!

My post is here.

Jonathan Erdman said...

Uh,, I've got the SBL Handbook of style on page 123 and it lists abbreviations for various academic series related to ANE stuff.....AHAW Abhandlungen der Heidelberger Adademie der Wissenschaften. AHR American Historical Review. AHw Akkadisches Handworterbuch. W. von Soden. 3 vols. Wiesbaden, 1965-1981.

Are you happy now? For making me go through that???!!?