Travis Proctor investigates the nature of the demonic in Early Christianity:
"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."
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Jacob Neusner passed away this week. There were a series of memorials: Shaul Magid at Tikkun Magazine, the New York Times obituary, and Aaron Hughes, who wrote at Jew School on Jacob Neusner's legacy.
- Kelly Baker discusses cruelty and kindness in academia.
- Sarah Bond discusses Lego, medieval manuscripts, and digital archaeology at Forbes.
- Carrie Schroeder discusses Augustine, his legacy, and his recent invocation in the election.
- Alina Kozlovski reflects on Lego, Pompeii, and the power of anachronism at the Res Gerendae Blog.
- Sarah Bond on the "Are We Rome?" think piece.
- New techniques for the analysis of Roman coins at Lehigh University via Paleojudaica.
- Archaeologist Eli Shukrun claims that a golden bell from the high priest's clothing (sic) was discovered in an excavation near the Western Wall.
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