New publication article from Caryn Tamber-Rosenau: Women-Turned-Warriors and Queer Theory
Tamber-Rosenau: “Within their textual worlds, Jael and Judith play with notions of gender and sexuality deliberately. These characters understand how to get what they need by dealing in the signs of motherhood and sexual availability. Jael and Judith are not mere puppets of the patriarchy; they are clever and wily women who strategize carefully—and win.”
Articles and News
Insights from Alex Joffe on the invention of the “Ancient Near East”.
Sharp discussion of what martyrdom means and how to teach about it.
Learning Etruscan 101 with the Crews project.
Lively discussion of Arabic commentaries on Hippocratic paediatrics with Elaine van Dalen.
New issue online of Hugoye, the dedicated journal of Syriac Studies.
Josephine Quinn reviews Jodi Magness’ newest book on the archaeology and afterlives of Masada.
This stunning introductory page comes from a C15th manuscript of Moses Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. It was copied in Lisbon for Don Joseph Ibn Tahya, advisor to the kings of Portugal. #HebrewProject Harley MS 5698, f.12r. Digitised here: https://t.co/h11WuLtHuB pic.twitter.com/76ZwY2XyY5— BL Hebrew Project (@BL_HebrewMSS) September 3, 2019
30 August 70 CE The Siege of Jerusalem ends when Titus destroys the Herodian Temple. #Judaism #OTD #RomanHistory The below mural, from 1929, is from the Wilshire Boulevard Temple: https://t.co/Y23y3oPN4i pic.twitter.com/8niuqUEtQH— Candida Moss (@candidamoss) August 30, 2019