New Dissertation Spotlight! James Walters on Aphrahat's Syriac Demonstrations.
"Thus, the Demonstrations are not a historical artifact of the Christian community of fourth-century Persia seeking to establish itself against the established Jewish community; rather, they attest to the discursive efforts of one author to shape the reality of his Christian community by offering a rhetorically constructed image of the Jews as a negative example."
Articles and News
- New issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review, including a review forum of Bavli scholarship (including Robert Brody, Shai Secunda, Richard Kalmin, and AJR's own Simcha Gross) and "The “Evil Inclination” of the Jews: The Syriac Yatsra in Narsai’s Metrical Homilies for Lent" by Adam Becker.
- "UCLA to offer digital images of rare ancient manuscripts in Egypt."
- "NEH Summer Institute on Problems in the Study of Religion (pt. 3)" by Sarah E. Rollens via Marginalia.
- "Nineveh as Sin City" by Thomas Bolin via Bible Odyssey.
- "Directions in Jewish Feminist Bible Study" by Yael Shemesh via Currents in Biblical Research.
- "The Second Temple" by Lawrence Schiffman via Bible Odyssey.
- Women Scholars in Ancient History map by Sarah Bond.
- "The Jesus’s Wife Fragment: End of Story?" by Roberta Mazza.
- “Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions” Preview: Caroline Schroeder’s “Gender and the Academy Online”
Image attribution: Workshop of the Bedford Master (French, active first half of 15th century)
The Presentation in the Temple, about 1440 - 1450, Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment. Leaf: 23.5 x 16.4 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Open Content.