Textual Objects forum continues! Hanna Tervanotko: Continue to Sing, Miriam! The Song of Miriam in 4Q365
Tervanotko: “In this short paper I have focused on the materiality of 4Q365 and the version of the Song of Miriam it preserves: the only surviving material copy of the Song of Miriam that dates back to the Second Temple era. I observed that the song is an integral part of the text and presents nothing that would suggest it was an addition to the text. Therefore, rather than analysing it as elaboration of the Song of Miriam from the MT, it should be seen as an early witness to the song tradition i.e., a snapshot to the history of the song.”
Adam Bremer-McCollum article: Two Languages, Two Scripts, Three Combinations: A (personal?) prayer-book in Syriac and Old Uyghur from Turfan
Bremer-McCollum: “Questions like these, and observations with an active eye toward a textual object as a real object that has existed at other times in human experience in as real a way as it may to us, put us in touch with a manuscript’s nodes of contact —its originators (e.g. authoritatively, practically, monetarily), users, and subjects (those who ﬁnd themselves under its authority).”
Articles and News
Reminder of open access articles at Culture and History of the Ancient Near East in celebration of the 100th volume.
Upcoming North American Syriac Symposium program now online!
New upload to the Digital Syriac Corpus: the Letter of Mara bar Serapion.
Andrew Jacobs with another terrific translation; this time, the Teaching of Jacob Newly Baptized.
Aramaic online with the Oxford-based Arshama Project.
Free, open-source Dead Sea Scrolls Text-Fabric module available for download.
The History of Joseph the Carpenter added to e-Clavis online.
Early editions of apocryphal texts: Isidoro Isolani, En lector ingenue, nouum opus ac pluribus incognitum sæculis… (1552) features a Latin translation ("from Hebrew"!) of the History of Joseph the Carpenter (see pp. 97–100). https://t.co/63Ctk3nCZZ pic.twitter.com/PLrrRoQVPm— NASSCAL (@NASSCALtw) 14 May 2019
Your annual feast day reminder, that he’s makin’ a (heresy) list, checkin’ it twice... pic.twitter.com/oA8RMAhW6o— Young R. Kim (@YoungRichardKim) 12 May 2019