Dissertation Spotlight: Allan Georgia, "'Unless He Competes Professionally': Agonism and Cultural Production among Christians and Jews in the Roman World," Ph.D. Dissertation, Fordham University, 2016.
"Rarely does the evidence available in textual remains invite us to see the underlying, generative way that conflict and competition textured religious cultures in the late ancient world. This study is an attempt to read Jewish and Christian history in the 2nd-3rd centuries, CE by and seeing the points of overlap and confrontation that can be seen beyond the frame."
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- At thegemara.com, Joshua Kulp and Jason Rogoff discuss some obscure talmudic passages on hametz, which would seem to nullify the entire holiday.
- On the ASOR Blog, Sarit Kattan Gribetz discusses rabbinic tales of Roman origins.
- On the Torah.com, Idan Dershowitz considers the Passover papyrus of 419 BCE.
- Nicola Denzey Lewis describes Rome on Bible Odyssey.
- DSS at 70 continues with Jonathan Ben-Dov's discussion of the ideological function of Hebrew and Aramaic.
- Brent Landau discusses his translation of the eighth century Syriac text, the Revelation of the Magi at Biblical Archaeology.
- The unearthed Jewish remains from a previously unknown Jewish catacomb in Rome have been reburied in a Jewish cemetery.
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