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Lettere di Bar Kokhba (Martone)

This short book (112 pages, 21cm.) offers the text of all eighteen letters related to Bar Kokhba, leader of the second Jewish revolt against Rome, found in Wadi Murabba‘at and Naḥal Ḥever. Each letter is given in its original language (Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek) and is followed by an Italian translation with historical and linguistic notes.

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Qumran Institute Symposium, 3rd (Groningen, Netherlands: 8-11 December 2013)

Programme Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern World Sunday 8 December Venue: Assen, Drents Museum 13.00 visit the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition made by the Qumran Institute, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Drents Museum; short introduction by Mladen Popović 15.20 Statenzaal, Drents Museum, opening of the symposium and welcome by Annabelle Birnie, director of the ...

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St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies (St Andrews, Scotland; June 2-3, 2014)

Call for Papers and Symposium Information 2-3 June 2014 John Anthony Dunne and I are proud to introduce the theme for the 2014 St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies to take place 2-3 June 2014. Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism ...

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Who Is This Son of Man? (Hurtado/Owen)

This is a volume of essays edited by Larry Hurtado, professor emeritus of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at University of Edinburgh, and Paul Owen, associate professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Montreat College. The title, Who Is This Son of Man?, indicates what one is to expect, a collection of essays exploring the current state of the ...

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On the Origins of Judaism (Davies)

On the Origins of Judaism, by Philip R. Davies, professor emeritus at University of Sheffield, addresses key challenges facing scholars of early Judaism. This book enters several discussions that have arisen from the publications of the Scrolls in the early 1990’s. One example pertains to the incredible, although much rehearsed, diversity of first century B.C.E./C.E. Judaism.

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism (Crossley)

James Crossley notes that it is best to understand Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism as a companion piece to the author’s 2008 volume Jesus in an Age of Terror. Like its predecessor, Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism comprises a series of mostly-independent case-studies in how the North Atlantic political climate manifests subtextually in the study of the historical ...

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The Messiah (Waddell)

Recently I prepared my first college-level course on Paul. In so doing, I returned to a letter I had not read in quite some time: 1 Thessalonians. Upon rereading it, I perceived with existential clarity a question that I had heretofore only known abstractly. In possibly his earliest extant writing, the apostle speaks not of the Galilean prophet who figures ...

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