Leonard Greenspoon, Max Leopold Margolis: A Scholar’s Scholar (1987), quoting Cyrus H. GordonMargolis would ask each student to take a special assignment, such as a particular version or commentary and be responsible for its evidence. He told me on my first day in class to handle the Syriac version. “But I don’t know Syriac,” I protested. He looked at me sternly and growled, “Where do you think you are? In a kindergarten? Go home and learn Syriac.
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