- Creation and Creativity: Teaching Critical Thinking Beyond the Term Paper by Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz.
"On the day of their in-class presentations, my students blew me away: their projects were smart, thoughtful, funny, and moving, and they far exceeded my expectations. I realized that when students become personally invested in a project, they dig deep, they read carefully, they notice details...Once my students could tap into their passions – dance, radio, sculpture, math, creative writing, history, photography, music, computer programming – they returned to the ancient texts with true curiosity because they were now using the sources to create their own stories, and in order to do that, they needed to understand them. It became a chance for them to think through the material in creative ways that came from their hearts and their brains."
Articles and News
- Tullianum Prison excavated in Rome (theoretical site of imprisonment of Paul and Peter) in Haaretz.
- Roman era pottery site discovered in Shlomi.
- Interesting roundup of Jewish archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia in the Times of Israel.
- A mosaic of Noah's Ark was uncovered at the Huqoq synagogue via Religion News Service.
- Lawrence Schiffman on the Temple and its function via Bible Odyssey.
- Sarah Bond on the history of refrigeration via Forbes.
- The King's Feast: Neo-Assyrian Royal Banqueting via ASORBlog.
- Brennan Breed on how the Bible was transmitted via Bible Odyssey.
- A new online Coptic lexicon via Coptic Scriptorium.
- Check out the Wisconsin digital Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project.
- Video segments from the Cornell conference Talmud: Process and Performance
Highlights From Twitter
Why does everyone think there was a *horse* in Acts 9:1-19? There's no horse! #NoHorse— Andrew (((Jacobs))) (@drewjakeprof) August 3, 2016
Are any bible/late-/antiquity scholars working with comic books or fanfiction? Asking for a conference organizing friend (I'm the friend).— Krista N. Dalton (@KristaNDalton) August 1, 2016
#crowdsourcing q = recs for good studies of NT gospels that engage/apply recent scholarship on "authorship," scribes, writing practices, &c?— Annette Yoshiko Reed (@AnnetteYReed) August 3, 2016