Goettingen Day 2
Posted by John Meade on January 15, 2010
Well, I slept soundly from 6:30 PM to 5:00 AM this morning. I’m told that “jet lag” sometimes wakes one up in the middle of the night for an hour or so and then one can fall sleep again. However, I did not have this problem . The Lord caused me to sleep well and he gave me a fairly productive day considering the learning curve. I had to find alot of light switches in the dark in the Lagarde Haus, take my first shower in Germany [not any different than in the US], ready and eat breakfast etc. Shortly after this, Dr. Gentry and I went to get the daily bread. There is a bakery not five minutes walk from the Unternehmen, where we buy fresh bread every day. The bread was very tasty with cheese or with honey.
Today, I began work on the Christian Palestinian Aramaic fragments (CPA of Ecclesiastes (5th-8th C). It is basically Syriac, but it has a slightly different script and its morphology is different in places, but overall it is not much more difficult to read than Syriac.
The Unternehmen has three Job mss. that I will be able to use for my research, which is exciting. More on that at a later time.
Notes on Germany. The weather here reminds me of New England in the winter. It is dark and overcast and cool (-0.8 C) during the day. Unfortunately this makes the walks into town a little less enjoyable than they could be, but I still find the town to be quite beautiful. I have yet to take my camera out, but I hope to do so in the next couple of days. Saturday and Monday look like they will be clearer, but we shall see.
For now, I must get back to the research. Tschuss.