Jill Hicks-Keeton previews her new book Arguing with Aseneth: Covenant without Circumcision? What to Do With a Woman
Hicks-Keeton: “The character of Aseneth becomes transformed from material mother of the sons of Joseph to mythic mother-figure for the tribes of Israel and penitent nations who join in worshiping Israel’s God. She has become, in this ancient tale, a productive site of intervention in Israel’s story—a matriarch who matters in the history of and for the future of God’s covenanted community.”
Amy Hughes also discusses her new book co-authored with Lynn Cohick: The Challenge of Writing about Early Christian Women
Hughes: “Women contributed substantially to the theological development of early Christian communities. Most of our evidence for this, however, comes from the theological work done by representations of women in texts written by men…How did women of various regions, backgrounds, situations, and temperaments assume authority, exercise power, and shape both their legacy and the legacy of Christianity?”
Articles and News
Cynthia Baker at Bible Odyssey looks carefully at the question of the emergence of Judaism.
New (affordable!) textbook specifically dealing with Jews in Late Antiquity.
Josephine Quinn on the importance of moving beyond tired limitations of “Classics” that include only Greeks and Romans.
CFP for Heidelberg conference next year to tackle two centuries of the Wissenschaft des Judentums.
Short snapshot video interview with Paula Fredriksen on Judaism and Hellenism.
Andrew Mark Henry provides a short YouTube intro to the Qumran community (with onsite footage).
Candida Moss addresses the church recently discovered underwater in Iznik, Turkey.
Brand new Armenia exhibition about to open at the Met Museum, NYC.
The Day of Atonement #Yomkippur is over now for another year. We hope that everyone observing the day had a meaningful one, full of prayer, contemplation & not too much hunger pain (like this guy in #HebrewProject Add MS 26968). pic.twitter.com/ShaACRvORd— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) 19 September 2018
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