July Forum on Berzon’s Classifying Christians continues! Mira Balberg, “One, Two, Many: Thoughts following Classifying Christians”
Balberg: “Classifying Christians gives us the conceptual tools and analytical language to think of the relations of texts, people, modes of learning, and limitations and dangers of knowledge in new and exciting ways: I hope that scholars in Jewish Studies and beyond it will embrace this book’s many gifts and take it from there.”
Book Note: Michael Stuart Williams, The Politics of Heresy in Ambrose of Milan: Community and Consensus in Late Antique Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Chalmers: “Williams’ book confidently represents, therefore, more than a successful alternative reconstruction of Milanese matters in the time of Ambrose. It also embodies the potential of a rhetorically-focused approach for generating research questions and reflexive critiques of our readings of late antique Christian texts.”
Articles and News
Huqoq excavations continue to uncover polychromatic mosaics.
Construction on Rome’s newest subway line is unearthing ancient treasures and previously unknown buildings.
Lev Weitz writes on religious diversity in the Middle East from early Islam to the present day.
Open access catalogue of important Assyrian and Babylonian medical and technical literature.
At the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, a sparky piece on what gospels and fanfiction have in common.
Superb resource to track biblical quotations through turn-of-the-century American newspapers.
Natalie Dohrmann connects telegram culture in Iran with a refugee crisis in seventh century BCE Athens.
Charlotte Hempel tackles scribality in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Stellar Marginalia piece tackles the temptation of philological discovery obscuring questions about provenance.
Reflections on how the Staffordshire hoard and how nationalist narratives are built around dramatic finds.
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