AJR is happy to host the Violence and Representations of Violence SBL section’s 10 Year Retrospective.
Dr. Gregg Gardner describes the tannaitic attention to the dignity of the poor, while insisting "The earliest rabbis were simply not as altruistic as many people today would like them to be."
Dr. Yael Wilfand surveys models of rabbinic charity and suggests that "at least some of the notions and practices mentioned in this corpus seem to have been accepted and engaged beyond rabbinic circles."
Dr. Alyssa Gray reflects on her contributions to the field of rabbinic charity and urges scholars to "take rabbinic intertextuality and the creation of texts out of other texts very seriously."
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 the En Gedi scroll and its deciphering, the 3D printed Palmyrene monumental arch, cat domestication, and Mary Beard on America as Rome
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."
City of Demons "explores how demonically embattled cityscapes in the late Roman world were creatively structured and restructured by Christian ecclesiastical leaders."