Stumbling upon this from James McGrath's "Exploring Our Matrix", I nearly keeled over!
Apparently every year since 2008 Eisenbrauns, a publisher of great notoriety in Middle Eastern Studies, has held a contest where contestants compose valentines an ancient near-eastern languages, the winners receiving gift certificates for their books.
If I had only known about this earlier, I would have submitted one of my Syriac Heart pendants. :-)
To read more, and see this year's winners check out:
Next year we shall see!
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