Dissertation Spotlight: Jennifer Quigley, “Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in the Letter to the Philippians”
Quigley: “Ultimately, my study adds a new framework of analysis, theo-economics, to New Testament and early Christian texts. This new framework allows a better understanding of major theological and economic logics in early Christianity, and the imbrication of themes such as poverty, labor, social status, cosmology, and eschatology.”
Book Note: Harriet Flower, The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017)
Istok: “This monograph offers rich resources for those interested in the reconstructing the daily life of nonelites in Rome. Flower goads the reader to rethink their assumptions about the relationship between Greek mythology and the Roman religious world and to develop a more robust approach to embodied Roman religious practices.”
Articles and News
New issue of the AJS Perspectives magazine: Patriarchy.
Sarah Bond talks interdisciplinarity and the artificial divide between Archaeology and Classical Studies.
The online Coptic dictionary now includes resources for Greek loanwords.
Images at Manar al-Athar of the ancient Syrian church at Serjilla.
New text at Syriac Corpus online: the Martyrdom of Miles and his Companions.
Orit Malka and Yakir Paz write at Jewish Quarterly Review on Roman laws of captivity internalized in Tannaitic halakhah.
Detailed reviews of Paula Fredriksen’s recent works at the LA Review of Books.
This Torah scroll is from the synagogue in Kaifeng, China (c. 1150–1850). It was made in the 17th century, and unusually, the membranes are sewn together with silk thread, rather than animal sinew #HebrewProject Add MS 19250. Digitised here: https://t.co/pGH6Dq0DvB pic.twitter.com/jrjLxyhiH7— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) 26 June 2019
Ground-level view of the Islamic conquests, great for students: Eline Scheerlinck on the average Egyptian villager, Alon Dar on fugitives & protection, Reza Huseini on the nexus of Hellenism, old Iranian deities & Islam, & Ed Hayes on labels like Arab. https://t.co/5JcyUm1biP— Marina Rustow (@mrustow) 23 June 2019
Started filming our first three installments of "Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Shorts," which explore topics and texts in the Aramaic writings from Qumran. This Ethiopian Codex provided a brilliant counterpart for a discussion on the Book of Giants. Thanks @twu_library Archives! pic.twitter.com/BXMq73w165— Dr. Andrew Perrin (@ab_perrin) 18 June 2019