Σάββατο, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JETS / The current issue of JETS

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57:4 (2014)

  • Gavin Ortlund, "Image of Adan, Son of God: Genesis 5:3 and Luke 3:38 in Intercanonical Dialogue" 
  • Gordon Oeste, "'A Day Like No Other' in the Context of Yahweh War: Joshua 10:14 and the Characterization of Joshua" 
  • Matthew Newkirk, "Reconsidering the Role of Deception of Solomon's Ascent to the Throne"
  • Keith Vande Vrede, "A Contrast Between Nicodemus and John the Baptist in the Gospel of John"
  • Craig Allen Hill, "The Use of Perfection Language in Hebrews 5:14 and 6:1 and the Contextual Interpretation of 5:11-6:3"
  • David W. Pao, "Let No One Despise your Youth: Church and the World in the Pastoral Epistles" 
  • Keith Campbell, "NT Lament in Current Research and its Implications for American Evangelicals"


Τα θαύματα στην ΚΔ / η έρευνα σήμερα / Miracles in the NT: current research

Το πρόσφατο άρθρο του Graham H. Twelftree στο περιοδικό Currents in Biblical Research 12:3 (2014) με ελεύθερη πρόσβαση:

Graham H. Twelftree, "The Miraculous in the New Testament: Current Research and Issues," CBR 12/3 (2014): 321-352

Η Σαλώμη μέσα στην ιστορία / Salomé through history

Τον Οκτώβριο 2014 το Πανεπιστήμιο του Rochester διοργάνωσε ένα συνέδριο με θέμα την πρόσληψη της Σαλώμης και της ιστορίας της σε κείμενα όπως της ΚΔ και του Ιωσήπου αλλά και στην τέχνη, τη λογοτεχνία, το θέατρο. Πολλές από τις εισηγήσεις έχουν αναρτηθεί στο youtube και μπορείτε να τις παρακολουθήσετε, αν επισκεφτείτε την παρακάτω σελίδα του ιστολογίου Βiblical Studies Online: 



BAS: Τα 10 σημαντικότερα βιβλικά αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα του 2014 / BAS: Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014

Στη σελίδα Bible History Daily της BAS αναρτήθηκε ένα ενδιαφέρον άρθρο για τις 10 σημαντικότερες βιβλικές αρχαιολογικές ανακαλύψεις του 2014:

Παρασκευή, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Γλωσσάρι για τους παπύρους / Papyrus glossary

Ένα χρήσιμο αγγλόφωνο γλωσσάρι για τους παπύρους για όσους ασχολούνται με την παλαιογραφία. Στη σελίδα της βιβλιοθήκης του Πανεπιστημίου του Michigan:

EABS Graduate Symposium 2015: March 27-29 in Leuven, Belgium (CFP)

EABS is excited to announce its seventh graduate symposium, which will take place in Leuven, March 27-29, 2015.

The symposium, which seeks to engender a supportive atmosphere for dialogue across a variety of biblical studies fields and subfields (Hebrew Scriptures, OT, NT, DSS, early Christianity, Septuagint studies, second temple Judaism, rabbinics, reception history, methodologies, etc.), welcomes PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers to present on a topic related to their research area(s).

Participants may format their presentation according to their preference: paper, seminar discussion, workshop session, poster or another form. Every abstract will be reviewed by a team of scholars who will give feedback and suggestions for improvement, if necessary. Our goal is to assist in developing the abstracts to the best possible form and encourage the authors of the best abstracts to submit them to research seminars of the EABS Annual Meeting 2015 in Cordoba and to enter their papers for the EABS Student Prize. During the symposium each student will get 20 minutes to submit their paper which will be followed by an extended discussion. The EABS Graduate Symposium looks forward to welcoming some senior scholars, including the EABS president, Professor Reimund Bieringer (KU Leuven), who will offer feedback and share from their own experience in the field. In addition, the symposium looks forward to continuing its tradition of holding a joint session with graduate students from the University of Alberta. Besides, we have arranged for another trans-Atlantic skype session with students from Emory University!

Candidates should submit their abstracts and/or posters of no more than 300 words to students@eabs.net no later than January 10th, 2015. Please do not forget to mention the preferred format in the abstract (i.e. paper, workshop, pre-circulated paper, discussion, poster, etc.).

Δύο νέα άρθρα στο τρέχον JHS / Two new articles in the current issue of JHS

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 14 (2014)



Αντι-ιουδαϊσμός στην αρχαιότητα και σήμερα / Anti-Judaism in Antiquity and modern times

Οι μαγνητοσκοπημένες συνεδρίες του συνεδρίου που διοργάνωσε το πανεπιστήμιο του Yale με θέμα τον αντι-ιουδαϊσμό στην αρχαιότητα και σήμερα έχουν αναρτηθεί στο youtube. Για να τις παρακολουθήσετε ακολουθήστε τον σχετικό σύνδεσμο στο ιστολόγιο Biblical Studies Online:


Πέμπτη, 1 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Δύο ενδιαφέροντα άρθρα στο τρέχον τεύχος του Die Welt des Orients / Two interesting articles in the current issue of Die Welt des Orients

Die Welt des Orients 44:2 (2014)

Sebastian Graetz, "Heiliges Buch – heilige Sprache?," 237-250
Abstract: The article examines the different status of the Torah within the biblical tradition and outside of it. The pertinent external data display no certain evidence for the use or application of the Torah until the Hasmonean era. Thus, the concept of a canonized Torah that can be labeled as “holy” (Neh 8) is primarily a scholarly construct resulting from inner-Biblical interpretation with certain propositions and appropriate conclusions. One of these propositions is the heavenly origin of the Torah which leads to the conclusion that only a priest (Ezra) is suitable to teach and to interpret the Torah. It seems likely that this concept of a “holy” book affects gradually also the language in which it was written (as already the Book of Jubilees and 4Q464 show).

Andreas Gipper, "Vertikales Übersetzen. Vom translatorischen Umgang mit Sakralsprache," 251-262
Abstract: Since the beginning of western translation-theory the problem how to deal with sacred texts held a singular importance. Until today translation-theories often prove to be inspired by theological issues (Schleiermacher, Benjamin, Nida, Meschonnic). Some of these questions will be discussed in the present paper by the means of the distinction between horizontal and vertical translation and referring to two historical examples: Jerome’s bible translation and the bible translation of Port-Royal.

Ένα νέο βιβλίο για τους Φαρισαίους στην ΚΔ / A new book on the Pharisees in the NT

Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht κυκλοφόρησε ένα νέο βιβλίο για την εικόνα των Φαρισαίων μέσα στο ευαγγέλια και τις Πράξεις:

Mary Marshall, The Portrayals of the Pharisees in the Gospels and Acts (FRLANT), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2014
ISBN: 978-3-525-53615-5
265 σελίδες
89,90 ευρώ (έντυπο) / 74,99 (e-book)

Περιγραφή εκδοτικού οίκου / Description 
The first five books of the New Testament contain a large proportion of all uses of the term Farisai/oj in extant literature. In the light of growing scepticism among historians of Judaism over the accuracy and legitimacy of reconstructions of the Pharisees of history, Mary Marshall sets aside the quest for the historical Pharisees and instead offers an analysis of the portrayal of the Pharisees by each evangelist. The author adopts a redaction critical approach which incorporates narrative critical observations where appropriate. Her examination of the texts demonstrates the particularity of each book and its portrayal of the Pharisees. The five books do not portray a monolithic body of evidence but each has its own style, occasion and purpose(s). All New Testament portrayals of the Pharisees occupy a good deal of common ground and yet the pictures they produce are not identical. Every one of the evangelists integrates the Pharisees into his own presentation of the gospel,emphasisingthose aspects of the Pharisees’ portrayal which serve his own particular concerns. This study of material from the gospels and Acts yields multi-faceted portraits of the Pharisees and discloses the variety of christological, soteriological, ecclesiological and ethical concerns with which they are associated. It alerts the exegete both to the nuances within a given New Testament book and to the subtle differences between books. It demonstrates the combination of fidelity and freedom with which the evangelists regarded their inherited tradition and sources. The way the Pharisees are portrayed in each text is particular to that text and its purposes, and therefore consideration of the Pharisees’ portrayal is able to enrich our understanding of the gospels and Acts more generally.

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JAJ / The current issue of JAJ

Journal of Ancient Judaism 5:3 (2014)

Yitzhaq Feder, "The Wilderness Camp Paradigm in the Holiness Source and the Temple Scroll: From Purity Laws to Cult Politics," 290-310
Abstract: This paper explores the socio-historical implications of the levitical purity laws as they are understood in the Holiness Source (H) and the Temple Scroll (TS). Though these sources show a similarity in rhetoric, closer examination reveals fundamental differences between them. In particular, I focus on the manner in which these sources understand the wilderness camp model, which serves as the primary framework for the application of the biblical purity laws. In H, we find a repeated emphasis on the danger of polluting the Tabernacle (e. g., Lev 15:31; Num 5:4; 19:13, 20). From a strict philological analysis of these sources, it becomes clear that these statements focus on the purity of the centralized sanctuary. Interestingly, this attitude finds echoes in the rabbinic view, which restricted the application of the purity laws almost exclusively to Jerusalem. In comparison, the interpretation of these verses in TS construes them as requiring purity in other cities throughout the land. The comparison of these sources and the relationship between purity and the cult establishment implied by them can serve as a basis for contextualizing them historically. This analysis can enable us to trace the development of attitudes towards purity in Israel in the periods before and after cult centralization. 

Walter Houston, "Between Salem and Mount Gerizim: The Context of the Formation of the Torah Reconsidered," 311-344
Abstract: Building on recent suggestions, I argue that the final composition of the Pentateuch in the Persian period was the result of common enterprise or compromise between the province of Samaria and Jerusalem. This is based on an examination of the historical circumstances as well as on the contents and text of the Pentateuch. Contrary to the picture painted in Ezra-Nehemiah, there were good relationships and contacts between the upper classes of the two provinces throughout the period, and it is probable that the priestly staff of the temple of Argarizim, which recent evidence shows was established in the mid fifth century, was closely related to that of Jerusalem. The identities of both holy places are hinted at in the text. The likely original text of Deut 27:2–8 ordains sacrifice to be made and the Torah to be inscribed on Mount Gerizim (v. 4), not on Mount Ebal as in the MT. This either suggested the establishment of the sanctuary there (Kartveit), or was suggested by it (Nihan). On the other hand, Gen 14:18 refers to Jerusalem under the name of Salem. The Torah contains material of northern origin, and some of it, especially the story of Joseph, originated relatively late. The Tabernacle and ritual texts in P do not, as often thought, represent the Jerusalem temple, but an ideal sanctuary, and they are available to reform the practice of both temples. The MT, like the Samaritan Pentateuch, contains revisions away from the common inheritance.

Molly Zahn, "Prophecy Rewritten: Use of Scriptural Traditions in 4QPseudo-Ezekiel," 335-367
Abstract: Despite the amount of attention and study given to “rewritten scripture” and related phenomena in recent years, a number of texts that appear to employ rewriting have not been fully analyzed from this perspective, including 4QPseudo-Ezekiel. This study provides a detailed examination of the ways 4QPseudo-Ezekiel interacts with known versions of scripture and integrates the results of that examination into the larger conversation surrounding the various forms and purposes of rewriting in Second Temple Judaism. The evidence suggests that the goals and functions of scriptural reuse in 4QPseudo-Ezekiel closely resemble those of “rewritten scripture” texts like the Temple Scroll and Jubilees. At the same time, connections between the text and ideology of 4QPseudo-Ezekiel and that of versions of what became the biblical book of Ezekiel highlight the importance of joining study of “rewritten scripture” with study of the textual development of books of the Hebrew Bible. 

Matthew Gordley, "Creating Meaning in the Present by Reviewing the Past: Communal Memory in the Psalms of Solomon," 368-392
Abstract: This article examines Psalms of Solomon with an eye toward how these compositions may have functioned within the setting of a first-century B. C. E. Jewish community in Jerusalem. Several of these psalms should be understood as didactic hymns providing instruction to their audience through the medium of psalmody. Attention to the temporal register of Pss. Sol. 8, 9, and 17 shows how the poet’s use of historical review and historical allusion contributed to a vision of present reality and future hope, which the audience was invited to embrace. Issues relating to the place of these psalms in the tradition of Solomonic discourse are also addressed insofar as they contribute to the didactic function of this psalm collection.

William A. Tooman, "The Hermeneutics of Scribal Rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezek 1," 393-414
Abstract: This paper examines a number of expansions and rewordings in Tg. J. Ezek 1 that alter or elaborate upon the description of the celestial creatures. The object is threefold: to identify textual cues within the Targum’s Vorlage that sparked expansions or rewordings, to explain the exegetical choices reflected in those expansions and rewordings, and to deduce something about the hermeneutical assumptions under which those choices were made. Along the way, I explain several features of the Targum in new ways, but the principal objects of my inquiry are the scribes responsible for Targum Jonathan and the various ways that they interacted with their Hebrew Vorlage. I propose that the expansions and rewordings never reflect exuberance or whimsy on the part of the targumic scribes. Rather, they represent a disciplined effort to produce an accurate reading of their Hebrew text, undertaken according to certain hermeneutical assumptions, assumptions that are co-extensive with their assumptions about the nature of their source texts as scripture. 

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του AncSoc / In the current issue of AncSoc

Ancient Society 44(2014)
Από το τρέχον τεύχος του περιοδικού σταχυολογώ κάποιες μελέτες που παρουσιάζουν ενδιαφέρον για όσους μελετούν την εποχή της Καινής Διαθήκης και της πρώτης Εκκλησίας:

  • Kent Rigsby, "A Religious Association at Sardes," 1-23 (abstract)
  • Andrew Collins / John Walsh, "Fractional Reserve Banking in the Roman Republic and Empire," 179-212 (abstract)
  • Marco Vitale, "Iudaea recepta: Eine neue Legende auf Goldmünzen Vespasians," 243-255 (abstract)

Τετάρτη, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Τα ευαγγέλια: ανώνυμα ή επώνυμα; / Are the Gospels anonymous?

Διαβάστε το ενδιαφέρον άρθρο του James McGrath σχετικά με το θέμα:

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του HTR / In the current issue of HTR

Harvard Theological Review 107:4 (2014)

Yishai Kiel, "Confessing Incest to a Rabbi: A Talmudic Story in Its Zoroastrian Context," 401-424 (abstract)
Ayelet Even-Ezra, "Blind Men Speaking of Colors: Paul's Recollection and the Self-Image of Early Thirteenth-Century Theologians," 425-446 (abstract)
Michael Rosenberg, "The Conflation of Purity and Prohibition: An Interpretation of Leviticus 18:19," 447-469 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BN/ In the current issue of BN

Biblische Notizen 163 (2014)
  • Stéphanie Anthonioz, "Espace mondial et idéal nomade dans la Bible," 3-17
  • Hans-Georg von Mutius, "Die Zinsgesetzgebung in der Septuaginta zu Deuteronomium 23,21 – Übersetzungs- und Sachprobleme aus nicht drittmittelgestützter Forschungsperspektive," 19-24
  • Friedrich-Emanuel Focken, "Joschijas Gesetzesschrift. Eine literarkritische und redaktionsgeschichtliche Analyse von 2Kön 22,1-23,3; 23,21-30 – Teil 1," 25-43
  • Herbert Migsch, "Die hebräische Vorlage von Jeremia 42LXX,14a," 45-51
  • Ludger Hiepel, "Ester das ist auch Ištar. Eine Lesebrille für die hybride Esterfiguration vor dem Hintergrund der altorientalischen Kriegs- und Liebesgöttin," 53-71
  • Michał Wojciechowski, "Cat or marten? Ailouros in Baruch 6:21[22] and in Aesop’s Fables," 73-74
  • Hans Klein, "Die Frauen sollen in der Gemeinde still sein (1Kor 14,34). Was ist gemeint?," 75-81
  • Thomas Witulski, "Ein Evangelium ohne Epiphanieerzählungen?! Mk 16,1-8 als ursprünglicher Schluss des Markusevangeliums – Teil 1," 83-102
  • Heiko Wojtkowiak, "Unter der Herrschaft Christi. Ernst Käsemanns Paulusverständnis: Konstanten und Entwicklungen – Teil 1," 103-120
  • Boris Paschke, "Christomonism? A narrative-critical Analysis of two Prayers to God the Father in the Apocryphal Acts of John," 121-134

Περιλήψεις / abstracts



Το τρέχον τεύχος του RB / In the current issue of RB

Revue Biblique 121:4 (2014)

  • Rivka Shemesh-Raiskin, "The inner object in biblical Hebrew : aspects in its description and approches to its interpretation," 481-505
  • Robert D.Miller, "Baals of Bashan," 506-515
  • Nadav Na'aman, "The settlement of the Ephrathites in Bethlehem and the location of Rachel's tomb," 516-529
  • Catherine Vialle," 'Nabuchodonosor Roi d'Assyrie' : quel pacte de lecture au début du livre de Judith?," 530-538
  • Étienne Nodet, "Conversions de Paul : chronologie," 539-573
  • Wolfgang Schütte, "Die Interpunktion in Septuagintahandschriften : Beispiele für eine Korrektur editorischer Praxis," 574-590
  • Elvis Elengabeka, "Jude, vraie apocalypse et vraie épître," 591-603
  • René Péter-Contesse, "Le mot ben "fils", comporte-t-il une composante de "jeunesse"? : une analyse sémantique," 604-608

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του Numen / In the current issue of Numen

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του Numen 61:5/6 (2014) δημοσιεύονται μεταξύ άλλων κι οι εξής μελέτες σχετικές με διάφορες θρησκευτικές ομάδες κατά την ύστερη αρχαιότητα:
  • Jonathan Cahana, "Androgyne or undrogyne? : queering the gnostic myth," 509-524
  • Benjamin  Brown, "'But me no buts' : the theological debate between the Hasidim and he Mitnagdim in light of the discourse-markers theory," 525-551
  • Dylan M. Burns, "Sethian crowns, Sethian martyrs? : Jewish apocalypses and Christian martyrs in a gnostic literary tradition," 552-568
  • Richard L. Gordon, "Coming to terms with the "Oriental religions of the Roman Empire" : review essay," 657-672

Μια μεταποικιακή θεώρηση του Παύλου / A post-colonial reading of Paul

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχει αναρτηθεί το άρθρο του James Constantine Hanges για τη μεταποικιακή (post-colonial) ανάγνωση του μηνύματος του Παύλου: