Sigrist: "For any advanced student or scholar in the field of Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism, this volume is without doubt a must-have, which will serve well to articulate the implications and significance of the post-Qumran paradigm shift for years to come."
Wright: "My dissertation, Brain and Soul in Late Antiquity, examines early Christian engagement with the medical concept of the "brain" (Gk. enkephalos, Lat. cerebrum). It focuses on two questions in particular: What was the role of the brain in early Christian conceptions of the human being, both body and soul? And, how did early Christian theories of and concerns for the soul shape the history of the brain?"
Articles and News
- Shaul Magid and Annette Yoshiko Reed introduce Marginalia's newest forum on Cynthia Baker's Jew (Rutgers, 2017). First contributor: Daniel Boyarin, "Yeah Jew!"
- Malka Simkovich on Second Temple texts copied and stored by monks at St. Catherine's and Mt. Athos.
- God as maternal vampire, feminist hermeneutics, rape culture short takes, and more, in the most recent Feminist Studies in Religion.
- Download link for the Society of Biblical Literature's handy Unicode fonts.
- The ancient Greek way to organize one's library of scrolls.
- On translating and interpreting more than eighty recently discovered Roman wood and lead tablets.
- Sarah Rollens reviews Thomas A. Robinson, Who Were the First Christians: Dismantling the Urban Thesis (Oxford, 2016).
- Multilingualism (Arabic, Greek, Latin, you name it) and the continual reconfigurability of the medieval Bible.
- Female angels and angels of color in late medieval and early modern European art.
- International excavation team at Petra experiments with program to incorporate tourists into preservation of the Temple of the Winged Lions.
Great Synagogue at Kafr Bir'im— Michael Press (@MichaelDPress) 17 May 2017
(Conder and Kitchener, Survey of Western Palestine vol. 1, 1881) pic.twitter.com/bwcGfjcG7v