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Most Boring Book Title EVER!

October 14, 2010

Douglas Magnum has declared a contest to discover the most boring book title ever. Eisenbrauns has sweetened the deal by offering a $50 gift certificate to the winner. Doug has set the baseline for this contest with The Exchange of Goods and Services in Pre-Sargonic Lagash. A fine first salvo.

But, I think that an even more boring title—and one more deserving of this ignoble honorific—is James Barr’s Variable Spellings of the Hebrew Bible (Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1986). I would provide a link, but the books is strangely out of print at Amazon and omitted entirely from Eisenbrauns (these data, of course, help prove my point).

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