"Himmelfarb’s incisive reading of Sefer Zerubbabel greatly enriches our understanding of Jewish messianism between the Second Temple period and the rise of Islam. By exploring common themes and figures in a wide range of sources, Himmelfarb works “backward” to uncover a vibrant “Judaism” that actively appropriates key elements of the Christian messianic narrative, much to the consternation of the rabbis.
ARTICLES AND NEWS
- Ari Lamm remembers Louis Feldman at Lehrhaus.
- DSS at 70 continues with Andrew Krause's Entreaty and Emotion Theory.
- Ancient rock art found in a dolmen in the Golan.
- Philip Esler discusses the most well known woman of Jewish antiquity, Babatha.
- Sarah Bond on the recently discovered Jewish cemetery in Rome.
- Article on the late modern use of Latin and its function.
- Sarah Bond discusses the ancient roots of sanctuary.
- Someone buried 600 Roman statues in their basement and just forgot about them for 40 years.
- Famed Religion major (most famous religion major?) James Comey is on twitter under the pseudonym Reinhold Niebuhr.
Augustine discourses on the monstrous races.— Emily Steiner (@PiersatPenn) March 27, 2017
Mâcon, Bibl. mun., ms. 0002, f. 094 pic.twitter.com/PTsQUsosWx
Finished with the book of Exodus, illustrated entirely with manuscripts from our collection. Next up: Leviticus, its going to be tricky... pic.twitter.com/4zmKhd18VN— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) March 27, 2017