- AJR is publishing papers from a forum on Epiphanius at this past year's SBL. This week, we featured Annette Yoshiko Reed, whose paper is entitled Two New Books on Epiphanius: Biography and Its Limits for Late Antiquity.
"In effect, then, both biographies unsettle the very presumption that underpins the genre—that is, confidence in the possibility of recovering enough of the life and experiences of a person to recount as a narrative in writing. The inner life and experiences of Epiphanius here remain bracketed. What is written, instead, is the story of his performed and constructed persona, in the case of Kim, and his iconicity and celebrity, in the case of Jacobs."
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Tomb of the Apostle Philip found in Hierapolis via Biblical Archaeology.
- Archaeologists also discovered a gateway to the underworld (a temple) in Hierapolis.
- Mark Goodacre discusses the Gospel of Thomas (video) via CSCOrigins.
- You can now acquire Pirkei Avot in graphic novel form.
- Gateway discovered in Beit Shearim (ha!)--it may have been part of the town fortifications (though it's a bit odd to find town fortifications in the Roman period) via Paleojudaica.
- Murex shells have been found by the Temple Mount sifting project.
- Drew Longacre discusses the textual development of the Pentateuch at AJR and for the DSS at 70 panel.
- Sarah Bond on classical references in John Wick 2.
- A modern lens to theorize identity, via Jacobin and Annette Yoshiko Reed.
At #cpgd conference makes me realize the power of grad students in ancient studies getting an additional MA/minor in digital science.— Michael Satlow (@mlsatlow) February 16, 2017
Today is actually the feast of Cyril and Methodius. Gave us cyrillic alphabet, soon to be universal throughout the USA. pic.twitter.com/K5hoUZkCdw— Micah D. Kiel (@captainrome) February 14, 2017