McCollum: “…the authorial identity of “Epiphanius” extended beyond the Greek-speaking world and the works of his own pen. The numerous translations of the Epiphanian corpus into several languages of Late Antiquity reveal just how well-known and highly regarded the name of Epiphanius was across Christian language-communities, and this fact can further fill in our picture of the function of this textual “Epiphanius.””
Drawnel: “...it is reasonable to assume that the author of the Enochic myth disguised the priestly tradents of the Babylonian sciences as fallen Watchers in order to denigrate their role in the transmission of scribal knowledge.”
Articles and News
- Biblical Archaeology Review reports on a late antique Samaritan Ten Commandments inscription auctioned in November.
- Color reconstruction of the menorah panel of the Arch of Titus.
- Oded Borowski considers Biblical chickens.
- Katz Center uploads two 2016-17 lectures to podcast page.
- Syriac manuscripts at St. Catherine's Monastery online at Library of Congress.
- Johanna Hanink at Eidolon advocates "Reception 2.0," a carefully theorized critical reception of antiquity.
- Sarah Bond on the effect of ancient statuary's whiteness on our imagining the past.
- Steven Lubar discusses museums as places of ideological and practical loss.
- A 13th-century baklava recipe at the Library of Arabic Literature blog.
On the 1st & last day of RS class on method/theory I asked students to give 5 words to describe "religion." 1st day: left; last day: right. pic.twitter.com/po4TPDHf1M— ((Andrew Jacobs)) (@drewjakeprof) 2 May 2017