Chin: “There are no dinosaur stomachs now, and at some point my desire to become one also disappeared. The dinosaurs were unlucky. But there are many forms an animal ending can take and many possibilities for an animal future: I use the three essays in this forum to think in three ways about ancient animal endings and animal futures.”
Articles and News
Stunning Digital Syriac Corpus now live for public use! Extensive database of readable, open access Syriac texts.
New Paleo-Hebrew Dead Sea Scrolls website launches, sharing and distributing paleographic data on the script at Qumran.
Daniel Falk talks penitential prayer and use of scripture in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Atlas Obscura reports on ancient Jewish graffiti.
Terrific piece on the rhetorical and political use of Samaritan genetics in the twentieth-century.
Jennifer Finn discusses Marduk, scribes, and the problem of Neo-Assyrian royalty.
The dramatic narrative of O.Lips.Copt. 24, regarding a “young girl” who in the early seventh century ran away from her husband.
Editorial piece at the Guardian on digitization of special collection manuscripts.
Biblical Archaeology Review reports on a debate over the “Yahweh and his Asherah” storage jar found at Kuntillet ‘Ajrud.
Announcement: The Digital Syriac Corpus is now live for public use. You can find us at https://t.co/LcE4ABqQNL. We are very excited for everyone to see and use this resource.— Digital Syriac Corpus (@SyriacCorpus) 25 May 2018
So people could get bread loaves with elephants stamped on them in late Roman Egypt. Can a baker somewhere please revive this trend? (Bread stamp, 4-5th c. CE; @AllardPiersonMu, now on exhibit at @byzantinemuseum) 🐘🍞🤓 #Classics #museums #Egypt pic.twitter.com/TrThiTKHBe— Katherine Blouin (@isisnaucratis) 30 May 2018
Published #HebrewProject Phase 2: Or 10410, works on magic from Italy 1789-1790 (image), & Or 10354, Samaritan Pentateuch with Arabic translation from 1903https://t.co/AYDUmkdCBchttps://t.co/Q992AcMBNI pic.twitter.com/1L2yUswF1a— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) 30 May 2018