Matthew Larsen on his new book, Gospels before the Book (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)
Larsen: “What if gospel texts were not (at least not initially) stable, finished, discrete books? How would our constructed knowledge about “the gospels” shift? What would it look like to construct a narrative of gospel production without recourse to ideas like books, author figures, or publication? What would it mean to think about the textual tradition we now call the Gospel according to Mark before the book, before authors, and before publication?”
Book Note: C.D. Elledge, Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200BCE-CE 200 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017)
McGugan: “As Elledge’s book capably demonstrates, it is the diversity, complexity and adaptability of resurrection belief—the very attributes that make it so difficult for scholars to pin down—that characterized and facilitated its growth in early Jewish thought.”
Brent Nongbri on problems of provenance and scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Kyle Harper discusses scholarship, stakes, and the desire of scholars to get close to the first-century.
Report on understudied Bulgarian late antiquity; digs reveal the destruction of Byzantine Chrysosotira.
Well-considered review of David Stern’s fantastic material history of the Jewish Bible.
Sefaria digitizes Jastrow and Kelin, and integrates them into its open access library.
New Greek texts online at the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, including Chrysostom, Procopius, and a glut of Byzantine writings.
CFP for graduate conference at the University of British Columbia: Transcending Boundaries.
Society of Biblical Literature episode of the New Testament Review podcast.
For those of you heading to Denver:— Ellen Muehlberger (@emuehlbe) 14 November 2018
May your travel be boring,
your papers exciting,
your reunions sweet
and all receptions inviting. #SBLAAR18
Polymaths are in for a treat with MS. Huntington 299, a 15th century copy of Isaac ben Joseph Israeli's Yesod Olam. This wide-ranging treatise tackles mathematics, astronomy, chronology, calendars, and more besides: https://t.co/OOwLnaVW9n #HistSci #HebrewMSS #PolonskyProject pic.twitter.com/qTT0QpOere— Bodleian Digital Library (@BDLSS) 15 November 2018