Monday, February 9, 2009

The Advertisement Section of the Blog

There will be a book draw.

Fine print:

[E]ngaging in the task of historical reconstruction is both necessary and unavoidable, and we would all do well to acquire such bibliographical resources as would set our investigation on firmer footing. On the subject of the Pharisees and other Jewish sects in the First Century, one would be hard pressed to find a better and more comprehensive study than the late Anthony J. Saldarini's Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees in Palestinian Society (1988; reprint, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001). Quite fortunately you, my gentle snowflakes, as I searched my library for books touching on this important subject, I discovered that I have not one, but two copies of this important work. I have therefore decided to bestow the additional copy upon one of you in the first (and probably the only) ever Week of the Publican and the Pharisee Giveaway at The Voice of Stefan! Following Nick Norelli's sage advice, I only ask you to sign up for the giveaway in the comment section of this post, and perhaps to advertise the giveaway on your own blog, should you have one. [UPDATE: If you choose to announce the giveaway on your own blog, I will enter you name twice into the contest.] I will draw a winner next Friday, February 13 (N. S.), 2009, and send out the undoubtedly coveted prize to the winner's regular US address shortly thereafter. (With profuse apologies to readers outside the US, I am presently unable to ship internationally.) Best wishes to any and all who choose to participate!" [Quoted from this post by Esteban Vazquez.]


Esteban Vázquez said...

Oh, you mischievous and tricky person! I hope your efforts backfire and that everyone of your readers, intrigued by the exceedingly small print, will strain to read every word and thus enter the drawing! ;-)

elizabeth said...

V - you seem to be assuming that the addresses are in the US. what if someone you know enters and you can give it to them in person?

what does N.S. mean? similar to DV?

I am perhaps interested. :)

V and E said...



N.S. means "New Style [date]" and is a reference to the Gregorian calendar.

Which means that Esteban will be drawing his winner this Friday, not on the 26th (N.S.) ... which isn't on a Friday at all but a Thursday.

Confused yet?


Esteban: I just about split a gut laughing over this and the response to my comments. Thanks for the catharsis.

- V.

V and E said...

Oh, and I can assure you, Elizabeth, that you are not interested.


- V.

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