Brent Nongbri #publications Spotlight: A Manuscript of Exodus Wandering in the Wilderness
Nongbri: “I’m not so naive to think that simply telling stories like this will make a dent in the illicit trade in antiquities. But I do think there is value in focusing our attention on an easy-to-forget but nevertheless indisputable fact: the basic building blocks that we use to “do history” themselves have complicated, sometimes troubling histories.”
Elizabeth Marlowe reflects on what a recent international raid for looted antiquities highlights about museum culture, theft, and aesthetics.
Call for Papers: Submissions sought for Currents in Biblical Research.
Call for Papers: the Eighth North American Syriac Symposium!
Proposal deadline of October 1 for Shifting Frontiers XIII!
Mira Balberg talks shifting paradigms of sacrifice.
Neat video deals with dubious Dead Sea Scroll fragments and methods of testing for authenticity.
Super short films at the NPAPH Project about the excavations at Tell es-Sultan (Jericho) in the 1950s: western perspectives and local perspectives.
James Walters reviews The Biblical Canon Lists over at Reading Religion.
Over at Marginalia, Jessica Mutter reviews Peter Webb’s recent monograph on late antique Arab identity.
Candida Moss and Joel Baden on the Museum of the Bible’s fraught relationship with Jewish tradition.
The Church of Saint Gayane (Սուրբ Գայանե եկեղեցի) is an Armenian church, which was built in 630 AD. The church is built on the site where the nun Gayane was martyred in 301, which played a role in Armenia's Christianization. In 2000 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. pic.twitter.com/4u0FMrQifo— Armenian History (@ArmenianHist) 5 September 2018
Topic: Real talk about how book-length projects grow and develop from the opportunities a writer takes---especially before she knows precisely what she's going to write about— Ellen Muehlberger (@emuehlbe) 5 September 2018
Title: "Fits and Starts" https://t.co/Qlkhw52XRX