"This is the theoretical point Morgan is interested in proving with this volume – that in the endless growth of language into new meanings, there are very few grand leaps and very many infinitesimal steps. The earliest Christians did not (yet) redefine faith, Morgan insists, but changed its focus – toward God and Christ alone, rather than that “shared circle of reasoning” that pistis/fides spun among gods and humans (p. 123)."
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Short summary of new @bibarch feature on iconoclasm at the end of antiquity.
- Check out these videos on the British Library's Hebrew manuscripts.
- At TLS, Alan Bowman reviews Roger Bagnall's new book, The Oasis City.
- At Bible Odyssey, Sarah Schechtman discusses Abraham's family.
- An upcoming conference at Brown reconsiders the question of Jewish origins.
- Sarah Bond tells us how to cite more blogs and why we should.
- National Geographic discusses how hidden texts are being recovered from the sixth century manuscripts at St. Catherine's.
- The British Library does a blog post on its Purim themed manuscripts.
- Carol Newsom discusses the ancient Near Eastern context of Proverbs.
- Michael Johnson discusses Sociolinguistics and the Hodayot.
Happy Purim! We love our collection of Esther scrolls. Here's a 17-18th C scroll showing the king catching Haman trying to seduce Esther pic.twitter.com/FFDDL3oemc— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) March 11, 2017