- AJR is publishing papers from a forum on Epiphanius at this past year's SBL.
- Epiphanius of Cyprus Reconsidered by Dr. Mark DelCogliano:
""In modern scholarship Epiphanius has thus been routinely maligned as hell-bent on sniffing out heresy wherever it could be found, fanatical, narrow-minded, intransigent, aggressive, theologically inept, and even given to buffoonery. But is there more to this figure than these caricatures suggest?"
"Andrew takes us from present theory to past subject and ultimately brings us back to the present, rendering us the subject, and challenges us, the reader, to ponder our assumptions about what Late Antiquity was and is and how the pieces of our extant puzzle fit into it."
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- The NAPS 2017 program is now online.
- At ASOR Blog, Brent Davis discusses what language the Philistines spoke.
- At Lehrhaus, Eli Putterman discuses a motif shared in the Epic of Gilgamesh and rabbinic literature.
- A new website for the ERC project "Judaism and Rome" discusses the relationship of Jews and the Roman Empire, and has lots of interesting resources.
- Overview of Jews in Roman Turkey via Biblical Archaeology.
- At ASOR Blog, Yonatan Adler discusses archaeological evidence of ancient Jewish purity practices.
- Sarah Bond maps the itinerary of Egeria.
- SBL and AJS condemn the Trump administration's executive order #nobannowall
- The Islamic roots of science fiction.
A reminder from this Sousse mosaic that the Lupercalia is in just 15 days, y'all. Get your goatskins & februa (rites of purification) ready. pic.twitter.com/40tEurl698— Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) February 1, 2017