Erich Gruen reflects on a mid-career shift to ancient Jews: ‘A Wandering Jew: Some Reflections’
Gruen: “I did not begin as a scholar of Jewish studies. Far from it. Indeed it was not even on my radar screen at the outset. The trajectory of my career was a meandering one. And its direction is still a little wobbly. Some may find that to be worrisome, especially at my advanced age. But meandering among disciplines has its advantages.”
Book Note: Michael Rosenberg, Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)
Kamholz: “Through its use of an explicitly feminist framing and its candid references to and reckoning with sexual violence in rabbinic and other Late Antique texts, this book makes a unique contribution to the field: it articulates one particular way forward for scholarly work which wishes to be both academically responsible and socially conscious.”
Articles and News
Sharp discussion at Bible Odyssey of Genesis 22 as part of an Abraham Cycle.
Searchable list of sources used online at the Clerical Exile project.
Database of a sample of Glen Bowersock’s work online at the Institute for Advanced Studies.
The British Library blog considers glossed manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible.
Proceedings of Chicago conference on law and gender relations across Near Eastern cultures available for download.
Candida Moss on Jewish graffiti and everyday life in the Roman Empire.
Upcoming launch conference of the Oxford Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities.
Erik Kwakkel discusses page design in medieval manuscripts as engineered.
Idle Musings at Eidolon about various ways to learn Latin.
We are so excited! Preliminary program and RSVP for the one-day conference "Digital Approaches to the Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean" #DATAM #LAWDI (Friday, Oct. 26, @isawnyu, co-sponsored by @scsclassics) now online: https://t.co/qdclJejRDm— ISAW Library (@ISAWLib) 12 September 2018
HURRAH! In the mail, courtesy of Stefan Schorch, first fruits of the new Samaritan Pentateuch critical text - first since 1918! pic.twitter.com/q1Pk5oLoPF— Matthew Chalmers (@Matt_J_Chalmers) 12 September 2018