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I’ve been Blurbed!

20th January 2007

Sorry for the self-indulgence, but this is way too cool. I just noticed from Kevin Wilson’s Blue Cord blog that I have been “blurbed” on the back cover of a new edition of Mary Douglas‘s In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 158; Oxford University Press, 2001; Buy from or

As far as I am aware, this is my first blurb.


Here is a close-up of the quote:


The blurb is from a review I did of the first edition of the book in the Toronto Journal of Theology back in 1994. I imagine it would be fine to reprint the review here, but I should check with the journal first.

4 Responses to “I’ve been Blurbed!”

  1. Loren Rosson III Says:

    Congratulations, Tyler. I was excited over my first blurb (back when I was reviewing for Library Journal). Pretty neat.

  2. Bob Derrenbacker Says:

    Congratulations Tyler! Be sure to list this “publication” on your CV…


  3. Andy Naselli Says:

    Tyler, just yesterday I noticed your name on the back of another book: Karen H. Jobes and Moises Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000). The back cover in the “look inside” feature on does not match the back cover of my present volume, which I ordered this month.

  4. Tyler F. Williams Says:

    Hey Andy, thanks for the notice. I didn’t realize that one either.

    And Bob… take off eh! :-)