- AJR is publishing papers from a forum on Epiphanius at this past year's SBL. This week, we featured Andrew Jacobs, whose paper is entitled Out of the Shadows: An introduction to Young Richard Kim's Epiphanius of Cyprus: Imagining an Orthodox World.
"Young’s main instrument in this task is close and contextual readings of key scenes in Epiphanius's master-work, the heresiographic Panarion, as autobiographical moments that allowed Epiphanius to imagine an orthodox world and his own central place in it."
- Ancient Jew Review is partnering with Trinity Western University Dead Sea Scrolls Institute to host a series of reviews and forums commemorating the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Qumran scrolls. Dr. Reinhard Kratz kicked off "The Growth of Texts at Qumran: a Forum."
“The compositional history of individual books was largely complete by the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Consequently, the Hebrew Bible is usually seen as a fixed and closed entity and studied exclusively as the object of biblical reception history. However, the biblical reception history begins already in the making and growing of the biblical texts themselves.”
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Program at the Bible Lands Museum on Jewish Culture and the legacy of the Classical World.
- Archaeologists appear to have found a twelfth Dead Sea Sect cave, which possibly had some scrolls in at one point.
- First review of Andrew Jacobs' Epiphanius of Cyprus over at Reading Religion.
- Thomas Bolin looks at the evolution of Nineveh as Sin City at Bible Odyssey.
- Sefaria brings the William Davidson Talmud online for free.
- Sarah Parcak talks archaeology and parenting today.
- Sarah Bond on vacation sites of rulers and dictators.
- Elizabeth Castelli reflects on two Melanias' relationship with wealth at the Revealer.
- Important Judeo-Persian bibles in the British Library
Feb. 9: Feast of Alexandrine Saint Apollonia, martyred in 249. She was a deaconess & since mob struck her teeth, is patron saint of dentists pic.twitter.com/hRzrgb4Bor— Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) February 9, 2017