"This project investigates the meaning and usage of a particular set of linguistically related Talmudic terms in order to show how and in what cultural context the Talmud began to take shape in the emerging scholastic centers of rabbinic learning in late Sassanian Babylonia."
Articles and News
- New web exhibit at the Katz Center, "Jews Beyond Reason."
- The NEH awarded grants to four "classically themed" projects (including a new history of Masada by Jodi Magness).
- Syriaca.org has lots of new features to check out.
- At thegemara.com, Yoni Pomeranz discusses rabbinic laws of battery in light of Roman laws.
- Great article on Tablet, in which Shaul Magid discusses and reviews Aaron Hughes' new book on Jacob Neusner.
- Robin Ngo discusses the significance of the recently discovered "stone vessel factory" in Galilee at Biblical Archaeology.
- Excavations at Gath suggest that this Philistine city is similar to Cypriot cities, potentially supporting claims of an Aegean origin for the Philistines.
- Finally, the Bible Places blog asked readers what their favorite inscription was.
Highlights From Twitter
If you're haunted by demons or ghosts, who you gonna call?— NATL Library Israel (@NLIsrael) August 23, 2016
The magic Babylonian bowl! (ca. 5th to 7th century) pic.twitter.com/tZq6xw9Ddk