Pedagogy Forum continues with Krista Dalton, “Chavruta and the Culture of Partnered Learning”
Dalton: “Together we explored the possibilities of interpretation while cementing the memory of the concepts found in the text through partnered discussion. We modeled that meaning does not arise in isolation but through conversation and companionship. Partnered learning is not just an activity; it is a culture; a culture that lends itself well to the goals of the religious studies classroom.”
Book Note: Margaret Mitchell, Paul and the Emergence of Christian Textuality: Early Christian Literary Culture in Context (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017)
Mills: “The thoroughgoing analysis, broad learning, and original theses evinced in this volume are a lodestar for scholars. While the introductory essays (chs. 1-3) and technical studies are evidently geared toward different audiences, this compendium of Mitchell’s substantial contributions to Pauline scholarship can be read with benefit by any student of early Christianity.”
Articles and News
Mani exhibit ongoing at the Chester Beatty library in Dublin.
Harley MS 7621 online: the Pentateuch with Rashi and Targum Onkelos, and many decorated word panels.
Interview with Lynn Kaye at the New Books Network on time in the Babylonian Talmud.
Paula Fredriksen, James Carleton Paget, and Matthew Novenson on the grammar of messianism.
Terrific short piece on the logic of early medieval astrological science.
Jenny Cromwell reflects on the purpose of translating ancient texts.
I was lucky to spend time with a 13th-c Hebrew psalter, heavily annotated in Latin by a medieval Christian cleric keen to learn Hebrew from the inside out. If you read Latin or Hebrew (or both) you many enjoy seeing some of his glosses. @lampallib (pictures from Psalms 145-150) pic.twitter.com/kxkXQ4rBPw— Emily Steiner (@PiersatPenn) August 14, 2019
Today is Tu B'Av 💘 "Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag." (Song of Songs 2:8-9) Is your lover as good looking as this stag? (Duke of Sussex's Pentateuch Add MS 15282 f. 30v) https://t.co/Qk4OkF3k38 pic.twitter.com/myNuA5iqw6— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) August 15, 2019