Goldman: "The Qumran Aramaic scrolls thus rework and expand the biblical stories concerning the tribe of Levi in order to highlight its centrality and the importance of the high priesthood. They stress Levi's and his sons' distinctive status as priests serving in the sacred place, their integrity and righteousness, and the divine wisdom imparted to them."
McLaren: "Hoyland's study synthesizes historical material diverse in type and in provenance with a number of recent studies with significant implications for understanding the conquests. In sum, the study's vision is uncommonly broad, and provides useful insights to scholars of Late Antiquity and beyond."
Articles and News
- Virtual exhibition for the new Taylor-Schechter Genizah exhibit, Discarded History, at Cambridge University.
- Dr Gabriele Ferrario discusses medical fragments in the Cairo Genizah in a gorgeous Youtube short.
- Superb blog Following Hadrian reaches its first-year anniversary, most recently uploading images of Gerasa/Jerash.
- Philip Esler over at ASOR on the Nabataean Aramaic Babatha archive.
- Sarah Bond asks what dress codes - and barbarian trousers - can tell us about real and fictional cultures.
- Five-million-dollar gift to found P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies at UC Berkeley.
- Prof. Michael Stone talks about his affection for - and the importance of - studying Armenian.
- Innovative virtual conference Teaching Leaders and Leadership through Classics continues.
- Stephen Gordon explores the richly illustrated alchemical miscellany Latin MS 82 from the John Rylands Library (Manchester).
- Kendrick Lamar and African American Israelite readings of Deuteronomy 28 parsing black experience in the USA.
In the beginning ... Start of Genesis from the Lambeth Bible, with images of the Creation, including Adam being moulded from clay [MS3 f.6v] pic.twitter.com/qtfrWou2p6— LambethPalaceLibrary (@lampallib) 9 May 2017