The August pedagogy forum concludes: Sara Ronis, Performing Exercises, Performing Exorcisms
Ronis: “Through their own hard work and commitment to engaging with the material, these students learned a tremendous amount. Role-playing makes the ancient world come alive, while forcing students to recognize the interpretive choices that they have to make given the limitations of our sources.In its own way, when it comes to making sense of demons, it is as effective as the smell and the fish in the Tigris River.”
Book Note: Jesse A. Hoover, The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)
Pottenger: “Hoover seeks to help us understand the Donatists on their own terms by examining their apocalyptic self-perception, and what it reveals about the group’s inner structure, driving concerns, and values.”
Articles and News
A reminder of the ongoing Clerical Exile project and its network theory analysis and modelling of late antiquity.
Special issue of Studies in Late Antiquity focused on exiling clerics.
Bible Odyssey piece on the Deir Alla inscription and Near Eastern evidence of Balaam son of Beor.
Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme on inscriptions in archaeology, with a focus on Gerizim.
Early evidence of Moabite script on an inscribed altar found in Jordan.
James Redfield reviews Ophir and Rosen-Zvi’s Goy over at Reading Religion.
Artist Jacqueline Nicholls reflects on the connection between artistic work and handling historical Jewish objects.
Diocletian’s price edict restored and on display in Aphrodisias, in modern day Aydın.
Looking forward to releasing the first three episodes of our "Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Shorts" project in the next few weeks. Also, happy to share that we're partnering with @BibArch for a series of blogs on their "Bible History Daily" to mobilize the videos. #openaccess #bible— Dr. Andrew Perrin (@ab_perrin) August 29, 2019
As semesters begin, I recommend @LahamCohen’s pocket-sized primer to Jews in #lateantiquity: organized helpfully by region, and hits on major points in sophisticated ways while short and readable for even intro students - great little book #amteaching pic.twitter.com/91in0HF6Pu— Matthew Chalmers (@Matt_J_Chalmers) August 27, 2019