Chalmers: “Beginning with medieval Spanish agriculture might seem odd for the Philadelphia Seminar of Christian Origins. Yet Berns harnessed the expanded horizons of the seminar this year to also ask a question about knowledge, a question that will poke at our discussions when they get complacent: what happens when our expectations about the interests of our historical subjects inhibit our understanding? How do we notice when this happens?”
Articles and News
Katharina Keim explores transferable methods of mapping epistolary networks with pre-modern and modern letters.
Brennan Breed examines representations of Job in visual art.
Eva Del Soldata in a brilliant piece on how Aristotle became Jewish in early modernity.
SBL Allies as a resource and presence at SBL to support anyone experiencing harassment.
Excellent Youtube video of the replica Arch of Titus relief now on display at Yeshiva University Museum.
Times of Israel piece on female church donors memorialized in Greek inscriptions of the Galilee.
Greg Woolf reviews Images of Mithra (Oxford 2014) for the London Review of Books.
On a status questionis: What is the relationship between Pre-Islamic poetry and the Qur’an?
little known, but beautiful #Roman-style mosaics in the early 6thC basilica of Sankt Peter in Holz (Carinthia, #Oesterreich) funded by the vir spectabilis Ursus and his wife Ursina. We know nothing about Ursus, but he might have been king Theoderic's governor for the Noricum. pic.twitter.com/qdQoCEv7n5— GiorgiaV (@ParvaVox) 9 November 2017