Adele Reinhartz reflects on her career-spanning relationship with the Gospel of John
Reinhartz: “Whether any of my fellow John scholars are persuaded by any of the above remains to be seen. For my part, I am satisfied that I have said what I can, and want, to say about this Gospel. Aside from my growing discomfort with John’s anti-Jewish language, I have gained much from my longstanding relationship with this Gospel, including a community of scholars whom I value and respect. Even as I am eager to turn to other texts and other projects, I know I will continue to think, speak and write about this Gospel, as occasion arises.”
Book Note: David Lambert. How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Stinchcomb: “Repentance is often assumed to be a fundamental, scriptural part of ancient Jewish and Christian piety. In How Repentance Became Biblical, David Lambert argues that, rather than an inherently biblical concept, “repentance” came to be understood as such in a long process that continued into late antiquity. Lambert first focuses synchronically on biblical rituals before turning to diachronic readings of biblical texts and, in the final section of the book, tracing the later intellectual genealogy of repentance as an idea through rabbinic and early Christian texts.”
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Upcoming discussion at the Center for Jewish History of Martin Goodman’s new book A History of Judaism.
Overview of the long-running Penn/Cambridge Genizah Fragment Project.
Chart from ongoing work on the Cairo Genizah of all represented forms of aleph, from square to cursive.
Brent Nongbri goes in depth on the modern biography of an ancient Coptic codex (P.Bodmer XXII + VK 783).
Twenty-three new manuscripts on the Digita Vaticana site, including Cicero, Boethius, Tacitus, and more.
Dramatic mosaics in the Church of John the Baptist at Umm Hartaine.
The British Library Hebrew digitization project continues to work through Moses Gaster’s collection.
Kate Cooper, Morwenna Ludlow, and Martin Palmer discuss Augustine’s Confessions with Melvyn Bragg.
We have been working with @RichardAFlower on reconstructing the social networks described by Athanasius of Alexandria in the Historia Arianorum (data supplied by Richard, graphs by us). The results are striking! More on this in some forthcoming publications @ClericalExile pic.twitter.com/eXNRIO45ob— Clerical Exile (@ClericalExile) April 12, 2018
Congratulations to @UOPacific Religious Studies professor Caroline Schroeder! She's been named a fellow in the 2018 program for the @ACLS1919 for her research on the role monasteries have played in the education & welfare of children. https://t.co/tCnDfGCwYE #humanities pic.twitter.com/de6ebFOVv6— CollegeOfThePacific (@COPacific) April 11, 2018
prepping intro 4 tmw's #MaterializingAncientJudaism symposium #MAJ & reflecting on yr, in w/ we kept talking abt how we #materialize #antiquity while reading, writing, talking, & even (!) touching, moving, & making. Can traffic btw #art & #scholarship be more 2way? #amwriting pic.twitter.com/lxJeFbCeVl— Rachel R. Neis (@RNeis) April 8, 2018