A reflection on the contribution of scholars working on rabbinic charity and some of the methodological problems they have faced.
Despite their general agreement regarding demonic pervasiveness, Christian writers often disagree concerning the nature of the demonic, particularly vis-à-vis the demons’ physical appearance and substance.
Psukhai that Matter: The Psukhē in and behind Clement of Alexandria’s Paedagogus aims to investigate the ideology and mechanics of the ancient soul’s materiality.
Dr. Michael Satlow responds to the AJR Charity forum, concluding "we can no more speak of 'the' rabbinic view of charity than we can of “the” rabbinic view of anything else."
Dr. Sarah Rollens turned a final paper assignment into a rhetorical exercise in canon formation.
Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz turned a course on creation into a creative pedagogy experience.
AJR's Week in Review features a new Book Note, Sarah Bond on demon possession, new archaeological finds, and more.
"By destabilizing the observer’s gaze, the Babylonian Talmud provides a means to counter outsider perceptions of the relationship between the Jews and their God."
Since the 1980s, the story and figure of Thecla have featured in vibrant currents in scholarship. This new publication brings a fresh perspective to Thecla’s depiction in light of social expectations for women in the Greco-Roman world.
Crucifixion and Death as Spectacle argues that "the crucifixion that happened in the Umayyad era was undergirded by meaningful Islamic ideas that nevertheless had important precedents in late antiquity."