Παρασκευή, 20 Απριλίου 2018

Θρησκεία και οικονομία στην αρχαία Παλαιστίνη / Reigion and economy in ancient Palestine

Στην ιστοσελίδα Ancient Jew Review έχει αναρτηθεί η παρουσίαση της διατριβής του Alex Ramos με θέμα τη σχέση της οικονομίας και της θρησκείας στην αρχαία Παλαιστίνη:

Ramos, Alex. Torah, Temple, and Transaction: Jewish Religious Institutions and Economic Behavior in Early Roman Galilee

Η ιστορία της Βίβλου του Gutenberg / The history of the Gutenberg Bible

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχει αναρτηθεί ένα ενδιαφέρον άρθρο του Eric White με αφορμή τα 550 χρόνια της Βίβλου του Gutenberg:

Τρίτη, 17 Απριλίου 2018

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του The Bible Translator / In the current issue of The Bible Translator

The Bible Translator 69:1 (2018)

  • Olugbemiro O. Berekiah, "A Historical-Liturgical Critique of וזרקתי מים טהורים “I will sprinkle clean water” in Ezek 36.25-27 and Its Translation Options in English," 9-18 (abstract)
  • Peter-Ben Smit, "Man or Human? A Note on the Translation of Ἄνθρωπος in Mark 10.1-9 and Masculinity Studies," 19-39 (abstract)
  • Jeffrey D. Meyers, "Hypomonē as “Enduring Resistance”: Finding Nonviolence in the Book of Revelation," 40-55 (abstract)
  • An-Ting Yi, "When Notes Start to Speak: An Investigation of Footnotes and Interlinear Notes in Contemporary Chinese Bible Versions," 56-78 (abstract)
  • Phil King, "Ladders and Wheels: Comparing Metaphors for Bible Translation in the Context of Sustainability," 79-102 (abstract)
  • Daniel Rodriguez, "Reframing Hospitality: Cognition, Social Bonding, and Mimetic Criticism," 103-114 (abstract)

Ο Ιησούς και η αρχαία συναγωγή / Jesus and ancient synagogues

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation o Jordan J. Ryan (University of Dubuque Theological Seminary) συζητά το ρόλο της αρχαίας συναγωγής για τη σχέση του ιστορικού Ιησού με αυτήν:

Παρασκευή, 13 Απριλίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BZ / The current issue of BZ

Biblische Zeitschrift 62:1 (2018)

  • Heckl Raik, "Die Rolle Samarias bei der Entstehung des Judentums: Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Sicht der nachexilischen Geschichte Israels," 1-31 (abstract)
  • Alexander Weihs, "Jesus, der Herzenskenner: Die καρδία-Motivik als Schlüssel zum Verständnis von Mk 2,1–12," 32-62 (abstract)
  • Daniel Lanzinger, "„Der Felsen aber war Christus“ (1 Kor 10,4): Überlegungen zu Funktion und Bedeutung einer schwierigen paulinischen Bemerkung," 63-79 (abstract)
  • Winkler Mathias, "Die drei Sprüche zum „weisen Sohn“: Zur Diskussion um Komposition und Redaktion in Spr 10–15," 81-99 (abstract)
  • David Rothstein, "Cultic Offerings of Foreigners: The Exegetical Logic Informing Pesiqta Rabbati’s “Exclusivist” Interpretation of Lev 22:17–25 and Related Biblical Passages," 100-116 (abstract)
  • Walter Groß, "Die Angst der neuen Einheitsübersetzung vor ihren Lesern," 117-125 (abstract)

Πέμπτη, 12 Απριλίου 2018

Η Adele Reinhartz για τον κατά Ιωάννην / Adele Reinhartz on the Gospel of John

Η Adele Reinhartz, καθηγήτρια της Καινής Διαθήκης στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Ottawa, συζητά το προσωπικό της ταξίδι στην έρευνα και ερμηνεία του κατά Ιωάννην ευαγγελίου:

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

Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha 27:3 (2018)

  • Michał Marciak, "Idumea and Idumeans in the Light of the Pseudepigrapha," 163-203 (abstract)
  • Warren C. Campbell, "Inverted Hybridities: Reactions to Imperialism in Select Pseudepigraphic Ezra Materials," 205-234 (abstract)

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

Journal of Ancient Judaism 8:1 (2017)

  • Aaron Koller, "The Self-Referential Coda to Avot and the Egyptian-Israelite Literary Tradition of Wisdom," 2-25
  • Siegbert Riecker, "Die Erkenntnisverheißung im Buch Exodus: Ein verunglückter Sprechakt?," 26-41
  • Elisa Uusimäki, "Maskil among the Hellenistic Jewish Sages," 42-68
  • Justin P. Jeffcoat Schedtler, "Perplexing Pseudepigraphy: The Pseudonymous Greek Poets," 69-89
  • Tzvi Novick, "'I am Not a Butcher': Authority and Expertise in Rabbinic Laws of Meat Production in Classical Rabbinic Literature," 112-144

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

Hervormde Teologiese Studies 74:1 (2018)

Τετάρτη, 11 Απριλίου 2018

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

Journal of Theological Studies 69:1 (2018)
  • Will Kynes, "The ‘Wisdom Literature’ Category: An Obituary," 1-24 (abstract)
  • Anthony Harvey, "Daily Bread," 25-38 (abstract)
  • Jonathan Bourgel, "John 4:4–42: Defining A Modus Vivendi Between Jews And The Samaritans," 39-65 (abstract)
  • Stephan Witetschek, "Peter in Corinth? A Review of the Evidence from 1 Corinthians," 66-82 (abstract)
  • Peter Malik / Darius Müller, "Recovering the Lost Contents of PSI X 1166 (GA 0207): Codicological Reflections on a Fourth-Century De Luxe Copy of the Apocalypse," 83-95 (abstract)
  • Alin Suciu, "Note on the Alleged Arabic Manuscript of the Life of Adam, " 96-100 (abstract)
  • David Neal Greenwood, "New Testament Christology, Athanasian Apologetic, and Pagan Polemic," 101-105 (abstract)

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

Harvard Theological Review 112:2 (2018)
Paul A. Holloway, "Deliberating Life and Death: Paul's Tragic Dubitatio in Philippians 1:22–26," 174-191 (abstract)

Τρίτη, 10 Απριλίου 2018

To τρέχον τεύχος του Henoch / The current issue of Henoch

Henoch 39:2 (2017)
Dangerous Books: Scribal Activity and Religious Boundaries in Late Antiquity and Beyond

  • Flavia Ruani - Joseph E. Sanzo, "Introduction," 195-200
  • Daniele Tripaldi, "Secret Books and Corporate Oaths. Coping with the Danger of Circulating ‘Sacred’ Texts in Some Early Christian Writings (2nd - 4th century C.E.)," 201-226
  • Joseph E. Sanzo, "Magic and Communal Boundaries. The Problems with Amulets in Chrysostom, Adv. Iud. 8, and Augustine, In Io. tra. 7," 227-246
  • Eduard Iricinschi, " 'They fabricate books in Ialdabaoth’s name' (Pan. 25,3). Threatening Religious Books in Epiphanius of Cyprus’ Heresiology and in the Nag Hammadi Writings," 247-269
  • Flavia Ruani, "Books of Protection, Books of Perdition. Book Imagery in Ephrem the Syrian’s Heresiology," 270-286
  • Yonatan Moss, "'A Religion Assembled from Many Religions'. A Syncretizing Characterization of Islam attributed to Cyril of Alexandria," 287-305
  • Gideon Bohak, "Dangerous Books. The Hekhalot Texts as Physical Objects," 306-324
  • David Frankfurter, Dangerous Books. An Afterword," 325-330
  • Paola Mollo, "The dôr of Hezekiah and the shepherd’s tent. Analysis of a metaphor (Isa 38:12)," 331-350
  • Dorota Hartman, "The 'Children of Abraham' in Luke-Acts," 351-365
  • Silvia Castelli, "'Non temere admittendae nec temere reiiciendae'. An Early Enlightenment Plea for Conjectural Emendation in Biblical Textual Criticism," 366-383
  • Shalom Sadik, "La place de la doctrine aristotélicienne du juste milieu et la primauté du peuple juif dans la pensée de R. Levi Ben Abraham," 384-396
  • Stefano Pellò, Iconografie testuali giudaiche nei versi di Xāqānī Širwānī (xii sec.)," 397-

To όραμα του Ιεζεκιήλ για τα ξηρά οστά στον αρχαίο Ιουδαϊσμό / Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones in ancient Judaism

Η ομότιμη καθηγήτρια του Πανεπιστημίου της Haiffa, Devorah Dimant, δημοσιεύει στο ιστολόγιο The Torah ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον κείμενο για την ιστορία της ερμηνείας του οράματος του Ιεζεκιήλ για τα ξηρά οστά στον αρχαίο Ιουδαϊσμό κι εξηγεί πώς από προφητεία για την επιστροφή του εξόριστου ιουδαϊκού λαού έγινε βασικό στοιχείο της πίστης του αρχαίου Ιουδαϊσμού στην ανάσταση:

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

Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies 58:1 (2018)

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

Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 69:1-4 (2017)

  • Paul L. Gavrilyuk, "The Epistemological Contours of Florovsky's Neopatristic Theology," 11-24 (abstract)
  • Calinic Berger, "Florovsky's 'Mind of the Fathers' and the Neo-Patristic Synthesis of Dumitru Stăniloae," 25-50 (abstract)
  • John Fotopoulos, "'Let Us Exercise in the Field of Scripture': The Correspondence between Jerome and Augustine for Insights into Contemporary Issues in Orthodox Biblical Scholarship," 223-247 (abstract)

Σάββατο, 7 Απριλίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BN / The current issue of BN

Biblische Notizen 176 (2018)
Amulets and Inscribed Religious Object
Peter Arzt Grabner / Kristin De Troyer, "Introduction: Amulets and Inscribed Religious Objects," 3-4

Peter Arzt-Grabner / Kristin De Troyer, "Ancient Jewish and Christian Amulets and How Magical They Are," 5-46 
In this contribution, critical questions are asked regarding the production of some ancient amulets and their use as magical objects. Why, however, are some papyri and parchments labelled amulets? What are the criteria used by scholars to identify an amulet as “magical”? And what precisely is an amulet and what makes it magical? Amulets considered are, i.a., P.Oxy. 76.5073, P.Oxy. 8.1077, the Kettef Hinnom silver scrolls.

Thomas J. Kraus, "Greek Psalm 90 (Hebrew Psalm 91) – the Most Widely Attested Text of the Bible," 47-63 
The study provides a brief survey of the manifold and varied attestation of Greek Ps 90 by archaeological objects so that it turns out to be the most popular and widespread Biblical text. Objects are organized in certain categories according to material features and their use. In addition, a too careless application of terms like ‘amulet’, ‘magic’, and ‘syncretism’ is challenged and an appeal to scholars to take into account every material, textual, iconographic, symbolic and whatsoever piece of information when dealing with an individual object.

Frank Shaw, "The Transition of Ιαω from Non-mystical to Mystical Use and Its Implications for Scholarship," 65-87
The accurate dating of the use of Ιαω in mystical sources calls into question various academic presuppositions regarding this name. Data indicate that the name in magical media began later than has been previously supposed. The implications of this finding for scholarship include more careful conclusions regarding the use of Ιαω temporally and contextually, and a revamping of criteria used by those specializing in magical media.

Nils H. Korsvoll, "Bible Bible Everywhere? Reviewing the Distribution of Biblical Quotes in Ancient Amulets," 89-110
Biblical quotations are commonly considered a hallmark of Jewish and Christian amulets in Late Antiquity. In this article, however, I summarise the indices of several publications to show that while biblical quotations are certainly present, they cluster together in some of the amulets (approx. 25%) rather than being spread evenly across the corpus. In the end I discuss if this means that different amulets within the corpora belonged to different contexts.

James C. Henriques, "Paul’s Magical Mystery Tour: A Brief Survey of Christian Amulets Citing the Pauline Corpus," 111-125 
The usage of gospel quotations for magical amulets in the ancient world is a well-attested and well-studied phenomenon. Less recognized by modern scholars, due to its equally rare occurrence, is the amuletic usage of quotations from the Pauline corpus. This paper collects six amulets that utilize Greek quotations from the Pauline corpus. Following a short survey of these amulets, this paper presents a short interpretation in light of recent scholarship on the topic of Christian magic and amulets.

Τα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα για την Ιερουσαλήμ της εποχής του Χαλκού / Archaeological findings of Middle Bronze Jerusalem

Στη γνωστή ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation o David Gurevich συζητά τα πρόσφατα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα από την Ιερουσαλήμ της μέσης εποχής του Χαλκού και πώς αυτά μπορούν να επηρεάσουν την αξιολόγηση της ιστορίας για το ενωμένο Βασίλειο υπό τον Δαυίδ:

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του In die Skriflig / In the current issue of In die Skriflig

In die Skriflig 52:3 (2018)

Barry van Wyk, "The application of Ephesians 4:11 in the recent missional debate with reference to Scripture"

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του Classical Antiquity / In the current issue of Classical Antiquity

Classical Antiquity 36:2 (2017)

  • Benjamin Harnett, "The Diffusion of the Codex," 183-235 (abstract)
  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta, "Slave Religiosity in the Roman Middle Republic," 317-369 (abstract)

Πέμπτη, 5 Απριλίου 2018

Η σημασία των ευαγγελίων της παιδικής ηλικίας / The significance of the infancy gospels

Στη σελίδα The Ancient Jew Review o Christopher A. Frilingos παρουσιάζει το νέο του βιβλίο για τα απόκρυφα ευαγγέλια της παιδικής ηλικίας του Ιησού και συζητά τη σημασία τους για την αρχαία Εκκλησία:

Παρασκευή, 30 Μαρτίου 2018

Η Ρώμη μέσα από τα μάτια του Ιώσηπου / Rome through the eyes of Josephus

Ένα ενδιαφέρον άρθρο για όσους στη Ρώμη θέλουν να επισκεφτούν εκείνα τα μνημεία της αιώνιας πόλης που συνδέονται με το τέλος του πρώτου Ιουδαϊκού Πολέμου κι αναφέρονται από τον Ιώσηπο: 

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του JSJ / The current issue of JSJ

Journal for the Study of Judaism 49:1 (2018)

  • Elisa Uusimäki, "The Rise of the Sage in Greek and Jewish Antiquity," 1-29 (abstract)
  • Etka Liebowitz, "Female Monarchal Succession in Hellenistic and Jewish Society in Antiquity: Parallels and Contrasts," 30-48 (abstract)
  • Patrick J. O’Kernick, "Stelae, Elephants, and Irony: The Battle of Raphia and Its Import as Historical Context for 3 Maccabees," 49-67 (abstract)
  • Marco Rotman, "The “Others” Coming to John the Baptist and the Text of Josephus," 68-83 (abstract)
  • Miriam Ben Zeev, "New Insights into Roman Policy in Judea on the Eve of the Bar Kokhba Revolt," 84-107 (abstract)
  • Amram Tropper, "Banning Greek: A Rabbinic History," 108-141 (abstract)

To τρέχον τεύχος του NT / The current issue of NT

Novum Testamentum 60:2 (2018)

  • Mary Katherine Hom / Patrick McClure, "A Short Note on Daniel 5 and the “Finger of God” Imagery in Luke 11:20," 115-120 (abstract)
  • Andrew J. Byers, "Johannine Bishops?: The Fourth Evangelist, John the Elder, and the Episcopal Ecclesiology of Ignatius of Antioch," 121-139 (abstract)
  • J. Andrew Doole, "'I Have Fought with Wild Beasts … But I Will Stay until Pentecost': What (Else) Can 1 Corinthians Teach Us about Ephesus?," 140-161 (abstract)
  • Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, "Praising Christ the King: Royal Discourse and Ideology in Revelation 5," 162-182 (abstract)
  • Peter J. Gurry, "The Harklean Syriac and the Development of the Byzantine Text: A Historical Test for the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM)," 183-200 (abstract)
  • Brent Nongbri /  Daniel B. Sharp, "The Unplaced Fragments of P.Bodmer II (P66)," 201-212 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JBL / The current issue of JBL

Journal of Biblical Literature 137:1 (2018)

  • Michael V. Fox, "The Meanings of the Book of Job," 7-18 (abstract)
  • Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, "The Impact of Siege Warfare on Biblical Conceptualizations of YHWH," 19-28 (abstract)
  • Robin Baker, "Double Trouble: Counting the Cost of Jephthah," 29-50 (abstract)
  • Kristine Garroway, "2 Kings 6:24–30: A Case of Unintentional Elimination Killing," 53-70 (abstract)
  • Elizabeth Backfish, "Transformations in Translation: An Examination of the Septuagint Rendering of Hebrew Wordplay in the Fourth Book of the Psalter," 71-86 (abstract)
  • Alex P. Douglas, "A Call to Law: The Septuagint of Isaiah 8 and Gentile Law Observance," 87-104 (abstract)
  • Steven M. Bryan, "The End of Exile: The Reception of Jeremiah's Prediction of a Seventy-Year Exile," 107-126 (abstract)
  • Anthony Ferguson, "The Elijah Forerunner Concept as an Authentic Jewish Expectation," 127-145 (abstract)
  • Timothy Brookins, "A Tense Discussion: Rethinking the Grammaticalization of Time in Greek Indicative Verbs," 147-168 (abstract)
  • Brice C. Jones, "A Greek Papyrus Fragment with a Citation of Matthew 1:20," 169-174 (abstract)
  • Dan Nässelqvist, "The Question of Punctuation in John 1:3–4: Arguments from Ancient Colometry,"  175-191 (abstract)
  • Paula Fredriksen, "How Jewish Is God? Divine Ethnicity in Paul's Theology," 193-212 (abstract)
  • Ryan S. Schellenberg, "Subsistence, Swapping, and Paul's Rhetoric of Generosity," 215-234 (abstract)
  • Dorothea Bertschmann, "Is There a Kenosis in This Text? Rereading Philippians 3:2–11 in the Light of the Christ Hymn," 235-254 (abstract)

Παρασκευή, 23 Μαρτίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Gnosis / The current issue of Gnosis

Gnosis 2:2 (2017)

  • Christian H. Bull, "Visionary Experience and Ritual Realism in the Ascent of the Discourse on the Eighth and the Ninth (NHC VI,6)," 169-193 (abstract)
  • David Brakke, "Pseudonymity, Gnosis, and the Self in Gnostic Literature," 192-211 (abstract)
  • Michael S. Domeracki, "The Apocalypse of Paul (NHC V,2) as a Valentinian Baptismal Liturgy of Ascent," 212-234 (abstract)
  • Gregory Shaw, "Iamblichus and the Talisman of Gnosis," 235-245 (abstract)

Στο πρόσφατο τεύχος του Klio / In the recent issue of Klio

Klio 99:2 (2017)

  • Kimberley Czajkowski, "Civil Strife, Power and Authority in the Judicial Sphere: A Case Study from Roman Palestine," 566-585 (abstract)
  • Alexander Free, "Beobachtungen zu den Büchern 18–20 der Antiquitates Iudaicae des Flavius Josephus," 586-628 (abstract)

Για τη Μαρία Μαγδαληνή / About Mary Magdalene

Με αφορμή την κυκλοφορία της νέας ταινίας του Garth Davis για την Μαρία Μαγδαληνή (Mary Magdalene, 2018) ο Philip Jenkins συζητά στο ιστολόγιό του τις ιστορίες γύρω από αυτήν και τη διατήρησή τους μέσα στην εκκλησιαστική παράδοση.

[A.T.: O Jenkins αμφιβάλλει ότι η Μαρία Μαγδαληνή είναι ένα πρόσωπο του οποίου ο σημαντικός ρόλος μέσα στην ιστορία αποσιωπήθηκε από την Εκκλησία, η οποία τελικά υιοθέτησε πατριαρχικές δομές οργάνωσης. Ως απόδειξη για αυτό αναφέρει μεταξύ άλλων την παρουσία της στις αφηγήσεις της ανάστασης αλλά και την απουσία της από την αρχαιότερη μαρτυρία για αυτήν που είναι στην Α΄ Κορ. Νομίζω όμως ότι αγνοεί τη φύση του συγκεκριμένου κειμένου· πρόκειται για μία ομολογία και το ερώτημα είναι, εάν η μαρτυρία μίας γυναίκας θα είχε τη δέουσα βαρύτητα σε μίας τέτοιας φύσης κείμενο. Το γεγονός ότι η Μαρία διαδραματίζει ένα σημαντικό ρόλο σε αρχαίες χριστιανικές παραδόσεις -όχι μόνο σε αυτές που διασώζονται στα κανονικά βιβλία- βεβαιώνει ότι πρόκειται για ένα πρόσωπο που συνδέθηκε εξαρχής με την ανάσταση και τον στενό κύκλο των μαθητών του Ιησού]

Ένα νέο άρθρο στο τρέχον τεύχος του JHS / A new article in the current issue of JHS

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 18 (2018)

Mark Leuchter (ed.), "Exclusivity and Inclusivity in Post-Monarchic Society and Literature: A Conversation on Dalit Rom-Shiloni's Exclusive Inclusivity: Identity Conflicts between the Exiles and the People Who Remained (6th–5th Centuries BCE)"

Τρίτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2018

Ο προφήτης Ησαΐας / Isaiah the prophet

Η νέα σφραγίδα που αποδίδεται
στον προφήτη Ησαΐα.
Δικαιώματα φωτο: Ouria Tadmor /
 Eilat Mazar
Με αφορμή την ανακάλυψη μίας σφραγίδας, η οποία αποδόθηκε στον προφήτη Ησαΐα, η ηλεκτρονική έκδοση της Haaretz φιλοξενεί το άρθρο του Philippe Bohstrom σχετικά με το νέο εύρημα καθώς και για το ίδιο το πρόσωπο του προφήτη σύμφωνα με τη βιβλική μαρτυρία:

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

Journal of Early Christian Studies 26:1 (2018)

Hans Moscicke, "Eusebius’s 'Fall Narrative' in Demonstratio Evangelica 4.6–10: Demonic Removal of the National Angelic Boundaries and the Watchers Tradition," 1-24 (abstract)

Η έρημος της ανατολικής Αιγύπτου κατά την ελληνιστική και ρωμαϊκή εποχή / The desert of oriental Egypt in Hellenistic and Roman times

Le désert oriental d'Égypte durant la période gréco-romaine : bilans archéologiquesΑπό το College de France κυκλοφόρησε ένα νέο, πολύ ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο σχετικά με την έρημο στο ανατολικό τμήμα της Αιγύπτου κατά τα ελληνιστικά και ρωμαϊκά χρόνια. Το βιβλίο είναι ελεύθερα προσβάσιμο διαδικτυακά:

Jean-Pierre Brun, Thomas Faucher, Bérangère Redon et Steven Sidebotham (επιμ.), Le désert oriental d' Égypte durant la période gréco-romaine: bilans archéologiques, Paris: College de France / Institut des civilizations, 2018

Un homme incomparable: o Ernest Renan και το έργο του / Un homme incomparable: Ernest Renan and his work

Στη γνωστή ιστοσελίδα Marginalia έχει αναρτηθεί ένα διαφωτιστικό άρθρο για τον Ernest Renan και το έργο του για τον ιστορικό Ιησού:

Δευτέρα, 19 Μαρτίου 2018

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

Expository Times 129/7 (2018)

  • N. T. Wright, "Messianic Grammar? A response to Matthew V. Novenson, The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users," 295-302 
  • Matthew V. Novenson, "On The Grammar of Messianism, in Dialogue with N. T. Wright," 303-306 
  • Cherryl Hunt, "Seeing the Light: Ordinary Christians Encountering the Bible through video," 307-316 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του EC / The current issue of EC

Early Christianity 9:1 (2018)

  • James Carleton Paget, "Some Observations on the Problem of the Delay of the Parousia in the Historiography of Its Discussion," 9-36 (abstract)
  • N.T. Wright, "Hope Deferred? Against the Dogma of Delay," 37-82 (abstract)
  • Timo Laato, "Der ambivalente Stil und die Eschatologie des Neuen Testaments," 83-106 (abstract)
  • Christof Landmesser, "Parusieverzögerung und die Gegenwart der Glaubenden: Zur Hermeneutik von Ambiguität und Ambivalenz der christlichen Existenz in der Theologie des Paulus," 107-130 (abstract)

Σάββατο, 17 Μαρτίου 2018

Το φίδι της Εδέμ στη ραββινική παράδοση / The snake of Eden in rabbinic literature

Στην ιστοσελίδα Ancient Jew Review έχει αναρτηθεί η περίληψη της εισήγησης της Julia Watts Belser που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο πλαίσιο του Philadelphia Seminar of Christian Origins στις 18.1.2018:

Παρασκευή, 16 Μαρτίου 2018

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

Revue théologique de Louvain 48:4 (2018)

  • Denis Fricker, "La suspension de l'identité dans l'épître de Jacques," 468-491 (abstract)
  • François-Xavier Amherdt, "La multiplicité du dire du temps dans la Bible, d'après Paul Ricœur," 492-506 (abstract)

Κατάρες στο Δευτερονόμιο και σε αραμαϊκές επιγραφές / Curses in Deuteronomy and Aramaic inscriptions

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχει αναρτηθεί το άρθρο της Laura Quick (Princeton University) σχετικά με τις κατάρες που απαντούν στο Δευτερονόμιο και στις αραμαϊκές επιγραφές, τις οποίες συνδέει με το γενικότερο πολιτισμικό κλίμα των αρών στην Εγγύς Ανατολή. 

Ένα νέο βιβλίο σχετικά με τον χώρο στις ελληνικές και ρωμαϊκές αφηγήσεις / A new book on space in Greek and Roman narratives

Κυκλοφόρησε στη σειρά DWJ Special Issues  o δεύτερος τόμος σχετικά με την αρχαία αφήγηση και το ρόλο που διαδραματίζει σε αυτήν η έννοια του χώρου:

Virginia Fabrizi,  (επιμ.), The Semantics of Space in Greek and Roman Narratives, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2018

Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JSCS / The current issue of JSCS

Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 50 (2017)

  • Bernard A. Taylor, "The Bulletin at Fifty: Adapting to the Times," 7-12
  • Reinhard Gregor Kratz / Felix Albrecht, "Die Göttinger Septuaginta," 13-30
  • Johan Lust, "Septuagint Studies in Belgium," 31-36
  • Robert J.V. Hiebert -  Cameron Boyd-Taylor, "A Short History of Septuagint Studies in Canada," 37-54
  • Raija Sollamo - Ville Mäkipelto, "Septuagint Studies in Finland," 55-62
  • Cécile Dogniez, "La Bible d'Alexandrie: Retour sur le projet de traduction française de la Septante," 63-70
  • Siegfried Kreuzer, "Septuagint and Septuagint Research in Germany," 71-104
  • Jong-Hoon Kim, "Die Septuagintaforschung in Korea," 105-110
  • Mikhail G. Seleznev, "The Russian Bible and Russian Bible Scholarship between the MT and the LXX," 111-121
  • Natalio Fernández Marcos, "Fifty Years of Septuagint Research in Spain," 122-127
  • Leonard Greenspoon, "The American Contribution to LXX Studies," 128-133


  • Larry Perkins, "The Greek Translator's Portrayal of Aaron in Exodus 32: A Study in Septuagintal Characterization," 134-154
  • John R. Gilhooly, "Angels: Reconsidering the Septuagint Reading of Deuteronomy 33:2," 155-159
  • Nesina Grütter, "A Tale of One City (Nah 3:8-9): A Text-critical Solution for an Often Discussed Problem Provided by a Reading Preserved in the Septuagint," 160-175
  • Romina Verrgari, "Interaction between Lexical Innovation and Morphemic Analysis in the Septuagint? Evaluative Study on Hebrew Nominal Derivatives Related to Cultic Realia," 176-194

Το τρέχον τεύχος του VigChr / The current issue of VigChr

Vigiliae Christianae 72:2 (2018)

  • Michael K. W. Suh, "Τὸ πνεῦµα in 1 Corinthians 5:5: A Reconsideration of Patristic Exegesis," 121-141 (abstract)
  • James A. Kelhoffer, "Eschatology, Androgynous Thinking, Encratism, and the Question of Anti-Gnosticism in 2 Clement 12 (Part One)," 142-164 (abstract)
  • Fotini Hadjittofi, "ποικιλόνωτος ἀνήρ: Clothing Metaphors and Nonnus’ Ambiguous Christology in the Paraphrase of the Gospel according to John," 165-183 (abstract)
  •  Johannes van Oort, "Manichaean Imagery of Christ as God’s Right Hand," 184-205 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του NovT / The current issue of NovT

Novum Testamentum 60:1 (2018)

  • Michael Kochenash, "Political Correction: Luke’s Tabitha (Acts 9:36-43), Virgil’s Dido, and Cleopatra," 1-13 (abstract)
  • Stephen Robert Llewelyn; Alexandra Robinson and Blake Edward Wassell, "Does John 8:44 Imply That the Devil Has a Father?," 14-23 (abstract)
  • S.M. Baugh, "Greek Periods in the Book of Hebrews," 24-44 (abstract)
  • Robert Doran, "The Persuasive Arguments at Play in Heb 2:11 and 7:12," 45-54 (abstract)
  • Clare K. Rothschild, "The Muratorian Fragment as Roman Fake," 55-82 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του NTS / The current issue of NTS

New Testament Studies 64:2 (2018)

  • Michael Wolter, "Ein exegetischer und theologischer Blick auf Röm 11.25–32," 123-142 (abstract)
  • Simon Gathercole, "‘Sins’ in Paul," 143-161 (abstract)
  • Nathan Eubank, "Prison, Penance or Purgatory: The Interpretation of Matthew 5.25–6 and Parallels," 162-177 (abstract)
  • Justin David Strong, "Lazarus and the Dogs: The Diagnosis and Treatment," 178-193 (abstract)
  • Alexandra Robinson, Stephen Llewelyn, Blake Wassell, "Showing Mercy to the Ungodly and the Inversion of Invective in Jude," 194-212 (abstract)
  • Elijah Hixson, "A Lost Page of Codex Bezae: Traces of the Bezan Greek Text of Acts 10.4–9," 212-230 (abstract)
  • Brent D. Shaw, "Response to Christopher Jones: The Historicity of the Neronian Persecution," 231-242 (abstract)

Quaestiones disputatae

  • Francis Watson, "Roman Faith and Christian Faith," 243-247 
  • Mark A. Seifrid, "Roman Faith and Christian Faith," 247-255 
  • Teresa Morgan, "Roman Faith and Christian Faith," 255-261


Ένα νέο άρθρο στο τρέχον τεύχος του JGRChJ / A new article in the current issue of JGRChJ

Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 13 (2017)

Karl L. Armstrong, "A New Plea for an Early Date of Acts"

Σάββατο, 10 Μαρτίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του OTE / The current issue of OTE

Old Testament Essays 30:2 (2017)

  • Gerrie F. Snyman, "Tribute to Sakkie Spangenberg," 215-218
  • "Prof. Izak J.J. Spangenberg: Curriculum Vitae," 219-224
  • Hans Ausloos, "The Story of Ehud and Eglon in Judges 3:12-30 : a literary pearl as a theological stumbling block," 225-239 (abstract)
  • Phil J. Botha, "Psalm 39 and its place in the development of a doctrine of retribution in the Hebrew Bible," 240-264 (abstract)
  • Johann Cook, "A Theology of the Septuagint?," 265-282 (abstract)
  • Helen Efthimiadis-Keith, "The memory of original wholeness and conscious differentiation in Genesis 1:1-2:4a," 283-299 (abstract)
  • Annette Evans, " Ezekiel’s “Living Beings” in Pseudo-Ezekiel 4Q385, Frg. 6: a comparison with key Angelological verses in Ezekiel 1 and 10," 300-314 (abstract)
  • Jaco Gericke, "The meaning of Moses’ life : an analytic and comparative-philosophical perspective," 315-336 (abstract)
  • K. Holter, "What shall we do with the Canaanites? an ethical perspective on Genesis 12:61," 337-347 (abstract)
  • Louis J. Jonker, "“Satan made me do it!” the development of a Satan figure as social-theological diagnostic strategy from the late Persian Imperial Era to early Christianity," 348-366 (abstract)
  • Jurie le Roux, "Two Africans and the elusiveness of meaning," 367-383 (abstract)
  • Madipoane Masenya, "Towards an MIT-conscious Biblical Studies in South Africa? glimpsing the stories of absent husbands and waiting wives," 384-402 (abstract)
  • Ndikho Mtshiselwa, " Reading Jeremiah 31:31-34 in Light of Deuteronomy 29:21-30:10 and of Inqolobane Yesizwe : some remarks on prophecy and the Torah," 403-420 (abstract)
  • Gerrie F. Snyman, " Figuring out Cain : Darwin, Spangenberg, and Cormon," 421-442 (abstract)
  • H. J. M. (Hans) van Deventer, "Aspects of liminality in the book of Daniel," 443-458 (abstract)
  • Schalk Willem van Heerden, "Shades of green - or grey? towards an ecological interpretation of Jonah 4:6-11," 459-477 (abstract)
  • Pieter M. Venter, "Different perspectives on poverty in Proverbs, Sirach, and 4QInstruction : wisdom in transit," 478-502 (abstract)
  • Hendrik Viviers, "Why nature is good to think, feel and live by in the Joban divine speeches : some psychological perspectives on the worth of exposure to wild animals," 503-524 (abstract)
  • Gerald West, "Redaction criticism as a resource for the Bible as “a site of struggle”," 525-545 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JAJ / The current issue of JAJ

Journal of Ancient Judaism 7:3 (2016)

  • Jonathan Stökl, "Deborah, Huldah, and Innibana: Constructions of Female Prophecy in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible," 333 - 353
  • Agnethe Siquans, "“She Dared to Reprove Her Father:” Miriam’s Image as a Female Prophet in Rabbinic Interpretation," 354 - 384
  • Hanna Tervanotko, "Unreliability and Gender? Untrusted Female Prophets in Ancient Greek and Jewish Texts,"  385 - 396
  • Manuela Giordano, "From Gaia to the Pythia: Prophecy Suits Women," 397 - 422

Ένα νέο τεύχος του BRP/ A new issue of BRP

Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation 88:4 (2017)

David W. Odell-Scott, "The Sense of Quoting: A Semiotic Case Study of Biblical Quotations" (abstract)

Παρασκευή, 9 Μαρτίου 2018

To τρέχον τεύχος του BBR / The current issue of BBR

Bulletin for Biblical Research 27:4 (2017)

Lissa M. Wray Beal, "The Past as Threat and Hope: Reading Joshua with Numbers," 461-483
In the narrative of the Transjordanian altar in Josh 22, a perceived threat against Israel is presented and overcome. The chapter is literarily connected to Num 13–14 and 32. While historical-critical methods might attribute such connections to a Priestly source, this article works with the canonical text and a literary method to explore these intertextual connections. Extending the exploration throughout the book of Joshua, it demonstrates these literary resonances contribute to significant themes in Joshua. This article addresses two questions: how Num 13–14 and 32 shape the message of Josh 22 and the book's epilogue (chs. 22–24) and whether Num 13–14 and 32 function similarly in Joshua as they do in Numbers. It concludes that Num 13–14 and 32 profoundly shape the message of Josh 22 and Joshua's epilogue, showing Israel's future is open to hope of promises fulfilled, as well as the possibility of failure and sin.

James R. Edwards, "Parallels and Patterns between Luke and Acts," 485-501
This article examines various parallels or patterns between the Third Gospel and book of Acts. Parallels are determined by identical words, phrases, contextual similarities, and sequential agreement of data between Luke's two-part work. Prototypes from the life of Jesus in the Third Gospel are repeated or amplified in Acts with reference to episodes involving Peter, John, Stephen, Philip, the first evangelists to the Gentiles in Antioch, and above all, the Apostle Paul, who commands two-thirds of the Luke–Acts parallels. The passion of Jesus is the most important element of the Third Gospel for Lukan parallels, serving as a prototype of three-quarters of the antitypes in Acts, especially as a prototype for a “passion of Paul.” The article concludes by considering the purpose and significance of Luke–Acts parallels, especially as they are illustrated by the Lukan master-disciple paradigm, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully outfitted will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40).

Richard Bauckham, "Is “High Human Christology” Sufficient? A Critical Response to J. R. Daniel Kirk's A Man Attested by God," 503-525
J. R. Daniel Kirk's book A Man Attested by God argues that the Christology of the Synoptic Gospels should be understood as “high human Christology,” placing Jesus within a category of “idealized human figures” who, in Jewish literature, are “identified with God.” He claims to refute my argument for “divine identity Christology,” but in fact he badly misunderstands it, as his constant use of the vague term identified with God (which I do not use of Jesus) shows. My claim is that Jesus is “included in the unique identity of God” because he rules the whole universe from the cosmic throne of God above the heavens, the throne on which, in Jewish literature, no one but God sits. Other human figures, such as the kings of Israel, share in God's rule only in the sense that, as servants of God, they exercise a limited sphere of authority on earth. The article goes on to discuss Matthew's Christology in particular, showing that Kirk's category “idealized human figure” cannot do justice to major features of Matthew's Gospel that indicate Jesus's inclusion within the unique divine identity.

Frank F. Judd Jr., "A Case for the Authenticity of Luke 23:17," 527-537
Luke 23:17 is not included in modern Greek New Testaments and most modern translations. The external evidence is fairly equal for the inclusion and exclusion of the verse. The deciding factor is usually that P75 does not contain this verse. New evidence from a catena of Origen demonstrates the existence of a manuscript containing Luke 23:17 as early as P75. Some conclude that a scribe added this verse to harmonize Luke with other Gospel accounts. A closer examination of Luke 23:17, however, shows that it is not a scribal harmonization but is thoroughly Lukan. This study presents a case that Luke 23:17 is authentic and was omitted by a scribe who wanted to emphasize the demand of the Jewish crowd and leaders that Jesus be crucified.

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

Irish Theological Quarterly 83:1 (2018)

  • Marianne Moyaert, "‘The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable’ (Rom 11:29): A Theological Reflection," 24-43 (abstract)
  • Elisheva Baumgarten, "‘Like Adam and Eve’: Biblical Models and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Christian Europe," 44-61 (abstract)

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

Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche 115:1 (2018)

  • Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, "Der Römerbrief in ökumenischer Perspektive. Zum theologischen Werk von Eduard Lohse," 1-26 (abstract)
  • Patrick Bahl, "Der Logos Gottes und das neue Lied. Die theologische Aneignung der Musik durch Clemens von Alexandria," 27-46 (abstract)

Πέμπτη, 8 Μαρτίου 2018

Τα κείμενα της Καινής Διαθήκης ως πολεμικό εργαλείο εναντίον των αντιπάλων / NT texts as polemical tool against opponents

Κυκλοφορεί από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht ένας συλλογικός τόμος με θέμα την αξιοποίηση της Καινής Διαθήκης σε αρχαία χριστιανικά κείμενα που στρέφονται εναντίον των Ιουδαίων:

Riemer Roukema (επιμ.), The ‘New Testament’ as a Polemical Tool: Studies in Ancient Christian Anti-Jewish Rhetoric and Beliefs, ΝΤΟΑ 118, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen 2018
264 σ. + 5 πίνακες
ISBN 978-3-525-59376-9
80,00 € (σκληρό εξώφυλλο) / 64,99 € (pdf)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BibSac / The current issue of BibSac

Bibliotheca Sacra 174/696 (2017)

  • Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. "The Messiah of Psalm 80," 387-393
  • George Van Pelt Campbell, "Structure, themes, and theology in Ezra-Nehemiah," 394-411
  • Dane Calvin Ortlund, "Mark's emphasis on Jesus's teaching, part 2: Eschatological significance," 412-423
  • Glenn R. Kreider, ""The death of Christ was a murder" : Jonathan Edwards and blame for Christ's death," 424-444
  • J. Paul Tanner, "The "outer darkness" in Matthew's Gospel : shedding light on an ominous warning," 445-459
  • Darrell L. Bock / Mikel  Del Rosario, "The table briefing : engaging skeptical challenges to the Old Testament," 460-470

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του Biblical Annals / In the current issue of Biblical Annals

Biblical Annals 8:1 (2018)

Marcin Kowalski, "God the Benefactor and His Human Clients in Rom. 5–8," 47-69
The author applies the patron-client model to read the relationship between God and man in Rom. 5–8. First, the model and its basic features are presented in the context of the Greco-Roman society, including its applicability to divinity. Next, the various elements of the model are traced in Rom. 5–8 (asymmetry, exchange of goods, personal relationship, favoritism, reciprocity, kinship language, honor and voluntary entrance). The article finishes with the advantages of reading Rom. 5–8 through the lens of the patron-client relationship.

Knut Backhaus, "Inspiration and Truth in the Book of Revelation. An Exegetical Comment on the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s Document “Ispirazione e verità della Sacra Scrittura” (2014)," 71-91
The Book of Revelation confronts its readers with the problem of violence and irrationality, thereby putting at stake its claim to inspiration and truth. In a canonical and pastoral approach, the document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission explains this unruly book as an expression of Christ’s “burning love”. However, Revelation offers its reader a dramatic counter-world, in which neither love nor logic may be learnt but the coping with passion and “tears”. The visionary strategy (1) gives the Christians insights into their own truth, (2) establishes their very own, “heavenly” perspective, (3) meticulously provides them with theocentric knowledge of the purpose of their everyday struggles, (4) transforms them by a dramatic experience of redemption, and (5) lets them encounter Christ in an experience of longing and trust.

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

Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies 10:1 (2017)

Τετάρτη, 7 Μαρτίου 2018

To τρέχον τεύχος του CBQ / The current issue of CBQ

Catholic Biblical Quarterly 80:1 (2018)

  • Harry P. Nasuti, "Called into Character: Aesthetic and Ascetic Aspects of Biblical Ethics," 1-24
  • Nathan Mastnjak, "Jeremiah as Collection: Scrolls, Sheets, and the Problem of Textual Arrangement," 25-44
  • Joseph R. Dodson, "Rejection and Redemption in the Wisdom of Solomon and the Letter of Barnabas," 45-61 
  • Tucker S. Ferda, "The Historical Jesus and the Law: The Form of His Activity and the Impact of Social Reputation," 62-80
  • Benjamin R. Wilson, "Jew–Gentile Relations and the Geographic Movement of Acts 10:1–11:18," 81-96
  • Christopher W. Skinner, "'The Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep' (John 10:11, 15, 17): Questioning the Limits of a Johannine Metaphor," 97-113

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BibInt / The current issue of BibInt

Biblical Interpretation 26:1 (2018)

  • Rhiannon Graybill / Peter J. Sabo, "Caves of the Hebrew Bible: A Speleology," 1-22 (abstract)
  • Naomi Steinberg, "Social Death as Gendered Genocide: The Fate of Women and Children," 23-42 (abstract)
  • James N. Hoke, "'Behold, the Lord’s Whore'? Slavery, Prostitution, and Luke 1:38," 43-67 (abstract)
  • Sarah Emanuel, "Slips of the Tongue, Slips of the Word: A Poststructuralist Psychoanalytic Reading of John 8:37-47," 68-89 (abstract)
  • Peter-Ben Smit, "Sadomasochism and the Apocalypse of John: Exegesis, Sensemaking and Pain," 90-112 (abstract)

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του περιοδικού Arethusa / In the current issue of Arethusa

Arethusa 50:3 (2017)

  • Shreyaa Bhatt, "Useful Vices: Tacitus's Critique of Corruption," 311-333
  • Ashli J. E. Baker, "Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Costume and Identity in Apuleius's Metamorphoses, Florida, and Apology," 335-367
  • Claude-Emmanuelle Centlivres Challet, "Roman Breastfeeding: Control and Affect," 369-384

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

Theological Studies 79:1 (2018)

  • Shannon McAlister, "Christ as the Woman Seeking Her Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10 and Divine Sophia in the Latin West," 7-35 (abstract)
  • Adam Gregerman, "Superiority without Supersessionism: Walter Kasper, The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable, and God’s Covenant with the Jews," 36-59 (abstract)

Τρίτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2018

Marginalia: Αποκάλυψη και αυθεντία / Marginalia: Revelation and authority

Στην ιστοσελίδα του ηλεκτρονικού περιοδικού Marginalia φιλοξενείται μία πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα συζήτηση για την αποκάλυψη, την αυθεντία και το ρόλο της Παράδοσης στον Ιουδαϊσμό και κυρίως στο δυτικό Χριστιανισμό: 

[Α.Τ.:  Απουσιάζει βέβαια η Ορθόδοξη πλευρά από τη συζήτηση. Το θέμα της Παράδοσης παραμένει ένα από τα θέματα που πρέπει να συζητηθεί σε βάθος από τους Ορθόδοξους βιβλικούς (κι όχι μόνο) θεολόγους. Mία ενδιαφέρουσα συμβολή στη διαδικτυακή συζήτηση είναι το άρθρο του John Behr στο αξιόλογο ιστολόγιο Public Orthodoxy: 

Μία επίσης πρώτη προσπάθεια προσέγγισης του θέματος έγινε στο βιβλικό συνέδριο με τον τίτλο «Ορθόδοξη Ερμηνευτική της Καινής Διαθήκης: Ιστορία, θεωρία, προοπτικές», που διοργανώθηκε στον Βόλο, από το Τμήμα Μελέτης της Χειρόγραφης Παράδοσης της Καινής Διαθήκης" της Ακαδημίας Θεολογικών Σπουδών Βόλου.] 

To τρέχον τεύχος του RQ / The current issue of RQ

Revue de Qumran 29:2/110 (2017)
  • Shlomo Zuckier, "Is CD a Reliable Witness to Qumran's Damascus Document? The Case of III 14-17," 165 - 183 (abstract)
  • Molly M. Zahn, "Beyond 'Qumran Scribal Practice': The Case of the Temple Scroll," 185 - 203 (abstract)
  • Émile Puech, "Élie et Élisée dans l'Éloge des Pères: Sira 48,1-14 dans le manuscrit B et les parallèles," 205 - 218 (abstract)
  • Shem Miller, "Multiformity of Stichographic Systems in the Dead Sea Scrolls," 219 - 245 (abstract)
  • Gregor Geiger, "Die Doppelurkunden aus der Judäischen Wüste: Das Verhältnis vom oberen (inneren) und unteren (äusseren) Text," 247 - 279 (abstract)
  • Eibert Tigchelaar, "The Yadin Qumran Fragment XQ5B (XQText B) Identified as a Fragment of 4Q285 (4QSefer ha-Milḥamah)," 281 - 286 (abstract)

Ένα νέο βιβλίο για την αποκαλυπτική στην Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα / A new book on apocalypticism in Late Antiquity

Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Peeters κυκλοφόρησε ένας νέος συλλογικός τόμος με θέμα την παραγωγή αποκαλυπτικών κειμένων κατά την Ύστερη Αρχαιότητα κι ειδικότερα κατά την περίοδο πριν την εμφάνιση του Ισλάμ στην ανατολική Μεσόγειο. 

H. Amirav - E. Grypeou - G.G. Stroumsa, Apocalypticism and Eschatology in Late Antiquity: Encounters in the Abrahamic Religions, 6th-8th Centuries, Late Antique History and Religion, 17, Peeters: Leuven 2017
ISBN: 978-90-429-3537-2
XVIII-363 σελ.
Τιμή: 94 EURO

Πίνακας περιεχομένων / Table of contents

Δευτέρα, 5 Μαρτίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Biblica / The current issue of Biblica

Biblica 98:4 (2017)
  • Walter Bührer, "'Ich will mir einen Namen machen!': Alttestamentliche und altorientalische Verewigungsstrategien," 481 - 503 (abstract)
  • Hee-Sook Bae, "Reconsidering Barak's Response in Judges 4," 504 - 519 (abstract)
  • Raik Heckl, "Des Ezechielbuch als Metatext I: Ezechiel 1-3 als Leseanleitung für ein literarisch ausformuliertes Prophetenbuch," 520 - 540 (abstract)
  • Inchol Yang, "The Influence of Sumerian City Laments on the Tammuz Lament," 541 - 557 (abstract)
  • Mark A. Proctor, "'It was not the Season for Figs': Aesthetic Absurdity in Mark's Intercalations," 558 - 581 (abstract)
  • Eyal Regev, "What has been Changed in the Law of Hebrews?," 582 - 599 (abstract)
  • Guy Darshan, "Textual History of the Account of Alexander the Great in 1 Maccabees," 600 - 609 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του ET / The current issue of ET

Expository Times 129:6 (2018)
To τρέχον τεύχος του περιοδικού είναι αφιερωμένο στα 250 χρόνια από το θάνατο του Hermann Samuel Reimarus: 
  • Jonathan C. P. Birch, "Reimarus and the Religious Enlightenment: His Apologetic Project," 245-253 (abstract)
  • Robert Morgan, "Reimarus, Schweitzer, and Modern Theology," 254-264 (abstract)
  • John Riches, "Lessing as Editor of Reimarus," 265-270 (abstract)

Ένα νέο άρθρο στο τρέχον τεύχος του JHS / A new article in the current issue of JHS

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 18 (2018)

Πέμπτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του HeBAI / The current issue of HeBAI

Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 6:3 (2017)
  • Israel Finkelstein - Konrad Schmid, "Jeroboam's Israel," 259-261
  • Israelv Finkelstein, "A Corpus of North Israelite Texts in the Days of Jeroboam II?," 262-289 (abstract)
  • Ernst Axel Knauf, "Jeroboam ben Nimshi: The Biblical Evidence," 290-307 (abstract)
  • Nadav Na'aman, "Memories of Monarchical Israel in the Narratives of David's Wars with Israel's Neighbours," 308-328 (abstract)
  • Omer Sergi, "The United Monarchy and the Kingdom of Jeroboam II in the Story of Absalom and Sheba's Revolts (2 Samuel 15–20)," 329-353 (abstract)
  • Assaf Kleiman, "A North Israelite Royal Administrative System and its Impact on Late-Monarchic Judah," 354-371 (abstract)
  • Thomas Römer, "How Jeroboam II became Jeroboam I," 372-382 (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JSNT / The current issue of JSNT

Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40:3 (2018)

  • David Konstan, "Trusting in Jesus," 247-254 (abstract)
  • Peter Oakes, "Pistis as Relational Way of Life in Galatians," 255-275 (abstract)
  • Loveday Alexander, "A Map of Understanding: The Riskiness of Trust in the World of the Early Christians," 276-288 (abstract)
  • Judith M. Lieu, "Faith and the Fourth Gospel: A Conversation with Teresa Morgan," 289-298 (abstract)
  • Teresa Morgan, "Faith in Dialogue," 299-311 (abstract)
  • Ryan S. Schellenberg, "Did Paul Refuse an Offer of Support from the Corinthians?," 312-336 (abstract)
  • Deborah Thompson Prince, "Seeing Visions: The Persuasive Power of Sight in the Acts of the Apostles," 337-359 (abstract)
  • Matthew C. Pawlak, "Consistency Isn’t Everything: Self-Commendation in 2 Corinthians," 360- 382 (abstract)
  • Jermo van Nes, "Missing ‘Particles’ in Disputed Pauline Letters? A Question of Method," 383-398 (abstract)

To τρέχον τεύχος του Henoch / The current issue of Henoch

Henoch 39:1 (2017)
Το τρέχον τεύχος περιέχει τα πρακτικά του συνεδρίου που έλαβε χώρα το 2016 στην Ραβέννα και στην Μπολώνια με αφορμή τα 70 χρόνια από την ανακάλυψη του Κουμράν:

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

Neotestamentica 51:2 (2017)

  • Ernest van Eck, "Realism and Method: The Parables of Jesus," 163-184 (abstract)
  • Thomas Farrar, "Today in Paradise?: Ambiguous Adverb Attachment and the Meaning of Luke 23:43," 185-207 (abstract)
  • Herman C. du Toit, "The Function of the Imperfect Tense-Form in the Narrative Discourse of John's Gospel: Some Remarks," 209-234 (abstract)
  • Jeremy Punt, "Not Child's Play: Paul and Children," 235-259 (abstract)
  • Christoph Stenschke, "Human and Non-Human Creation and Its Redemption in Paul's Letter to the Romans," 261-289 (abstract)
  • Jackson Wu, "Why Is God Justified in Romans?: Vindicating Paul's Use of Psalm 51 in Romans 3:4," 291-314 (abstract)
  • Seth Kissi - Ernest van Eck, "An Appeal to Personality in Hebrews: A Social-Scientific Study," 315-335 (abstract)
  • Jacobie M. Helena Visser, "Following the Man on the Slippery Slide: Christ in 1 Peter," 337-357 (abstract)
  • Maretha M. Jacobs, "On Fairness and Accuracy in the Academy: A Brief Response to Wim Vergeer's Use of Terminologies, and Some Simplifications, in the Article 'The Redeemer in an 'Irredeemable Text' (1 Timothy 2:9–15)'," 359-365 (abstract)

Σάββατο, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JBR / The current issue of JBR

Journal of the Bible and its Reception 4:2 (2017)

  • Nathan MacDonald, "The Bible in America and Britain at War," 175-180 (abstract)
  • Cindy Wesley, "Making the Bible Safe for Democracy: American Methodists and the First World War," 181-192 (abstract)
  • Charlotte Methuen, " 'The Bible is the Word of God.… What does it Tell us About War?'," 193-206 (abstract)
  • Andrew Mein, "Bishops, Baby-Killers and Broken Teeth: Psalm 58 and the Air War," 207-224 (abstract)
  • Ian M. Randall, "'All War is Contrary to the Mind of Christ:' The Bible and the Fellowship of Reconciliation," 225-246 (abstract)
  • Michael Snape, "The Bible and the British and American Armed Forces in Two World Wars," 246-286 (abstract)
  • Eric Michael Reisenauer, "'The Merchants of Tarshish, with all the Young Lions Thereof.' The British Empire, Scripture Prophecy, and the War of Armageddon, 1914–1918," 287-318 (abstract)
  • Alana M. Vincent, "Ecclesiasticus, War Graves, and the Secularization of British Values," 319-329 (abstract)

Θεσσαλονίκη: το παρελθόν της ξαναζωντανεύει / Thessaloniki: the city's past comes to life

Σε ημερίδα που πραγματοποιήθηκε χτες, 23.2.2018, αρχαιολόγοι παρουσίασαν τα ευρήματα που ήρθαν στο φως με αφορμή την κατασκευή του μετρό της πόλης. Διαβάστε το ενδιαφέρον φωτορεπορτάζ με αφορμή τη χτεσινή ημερίδα: 

Εnglish version: 
(Information and photos from www.thestival.gr)
During a conference archaeologists presented the findings from the recent excavations in the city underground construction sites. The artifacts and the buildings that came to light are really impressive and they contribute to the reconstruction of the urban landscape of Thessaloniki from the Hellenistic to the Byzantine times. 

1. Pre-cassandrian settlement - Roman cemetery at the outskirts of the city (Pylaia)

Part of the pre-cassandrian town (5th-4th c. CE).
In 2012 a pre-cassandrian settlement dated in the 4th c. BCE. was found in the area of Pylaia According to the reports it was a thriving town organized on the basis of the Hippodamian system. Its life ended in 315 BCE when Cassander founded the city of Thessaloniki. 

In the same area archeologists found part of a Roman cemetery (2nd-4th c. CE) and the traces of a settlement of the Roman times at the outskirts of Thessaloniki.

Aspect of the Roman cemetery in Pylaia
(2nd-4th c. CE)

2. The eastern cemetery of the city
At the underground station "Syntrivani" in front of the University Campus part of the eastern cemetery of the city was excavated. At same site archaeologists found the remains of a three-aisle cemetery basilica along with traces of an older building decorated with mosaics. Moreover, 3,000 artifacts came to light, various types of graves, coins, jewels as well as numerous vessels. 

The basilica of eastern cemetery. 

3. The urban landscape

The city was organized on the basis of the Hippodamian system (horizontal and vertical roads). Despite some minor reconstructions this system was preserved in the Roman times as well.

Houses of the Hellenistic period at the Hagia Sophia underground station.
During the 4th c. CE porticos with shops and big impressive buildings were built along the streets. In the same period a Nymphaeum was constructed north of the decumanus at the junction with the cardo that is now Hagia Sophia Street. 
Nymphaeum at the Hagia Sophia underground station. 
In the 6th c. a major reconstruction of the centre of the city takes place. The marble paved decumanus was widened and some of the older buildings along this road are replaced by squares at the main crossroads of the city. 
Part of the decumanus excavated at Venizelou underground station.
This is the case of the two squares found at the Hagia Sophia station.

Marble paved square. Hagia Sophia underground station, south entrance.
The archaeological findings attest that in Late Antiquity Thessaloniki was still an important city with impressive buildings in the city centre. The construction of the underground stations along Egnatia street that coincides with the route of the Avenue or Middle Street of the Byzantine times brought to light the Byzantine pebble paved main street that replaced the ancient decumanus (width 5.5-6.5 m.). Many new roads were constructed defining the insulae of the city. However, in the urban centre older public buildings were replaced by houses and shops over time. Many of these houses and shops have come to light during the excavations along Egnatia street.
The two Byzantine squares excavated at the Hagia Sophia underground station.

4. The western cemetery of the city
The underground station in the western part of the city are in fact located outside the western walls of the city. The excavations there brought to light findings that provide information about the area from the 3rd c. BCE till modern times. Two important factors define the structure of this area: via Egnatia (not to be confused with modern Egnatia strees of the city that follows the route of the ancient  decumanus) and the various streams of the area. 
Parts of the ancient road that led out of the Golden Gate of the city and along the western cemetery have been already found in the area of the Monastiriou street.
Part of the western cemetery also came to light during the construction of the Dimokratias underground station and at the New Rail Station of the city. 

Southern and northern part of the cemetery. Dimokratias underground station.
This cemetery developed along the northern side of the road that led out of the city. It contains various grave types and funerary altars usually in small enclosures where funerary rites and offerings took place. Marble sarcophagi and grave buildings dated from the 2nd to the 4th c. CE came to light. It seems that this cemetery was in use from the Hellenistic times and till the 4th c. CE when churches and Christian martyria are constructed there. In later times and especially in the 6th c. the cemetery is seldom used for burials.

Votings from graves in the western cemetery.

5. The western exurban area
The construction of the Dimokratias underground station in the area outside the Golden Gate of the ancient city led to the excavation of large state storehouses of wine and oil and of workshops dated in the 5th c. In the 5th c. a church was built on the ruins of the oil storehouse with an adjacent grave construction. By the end of the 6th or beginning of the 7th c. CE the church was destroyed and the area was abandoned (with an exception of a few burials in the 6th c.).

The remains of the storehouses along the route of the road that led outside the city
and though the Golden Gate. Dimokratias underground station.

Παρασκευή, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του DSD / The current issue of DSD

Dead Sea Discoveries 24:3 (2017)

  • Pieter B. Hartog - Jutta Jokiranta, "The Dead Sea Scrolls in Their Hellenistic Context," 339-355 (abstract)
  • Benjamin G. Wright, "Were the Jews of Qumran Hellenistic Jews?," 356-377 (abstract)
  • Dennis Mizzi, "From the Judaean Desert to the Great Sea: Qumran in a Mediterranean Context," 378-406 (abstract)
  • Benedikt Eckhardt, "Temple Ideology and Hellenistic Private Associations," 407-423 (abstract)
  • Hanna Tervanotko, "Reading God’s Will? Function and Status of Oracle Interpreters in Ancient Jewish and Greek Texts," 424-446 (abstract)
  • Mladen Popović, "Reading, Writing, and Memorizing Together: Reading Culture in Ancient Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls in a Mediterranean Context," 447-470 (abstract)

Πέμπτη, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Θανατική ποινή και Ρωμαίοι / The capital sentece and Romans

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpertation ο Mark D. Smith δημοσιεύει ένα σύντομο κείμενο για τη θανατική ποινή στο ρωμαϊκό κόσμο και ειδικότερα για τον σταυρικό θάνατο: 

Ένα νέο άρθρο στο τρέχον τεύχος του HTS / A new article in the current issue of HTS

Hervomde Teologiese Studies 74:4 (2018)

Pieter M. Venter, "The dissolving of marriages in Ezra 9–10 and Nehemiah 13 revisited"

Το τρέχον τεύχος του RB / The current issue of RB

Revue Biblique 124:4 (2017)

  • Adrian Schenker, "Texte massorétique et grec ancien en 2 S 7,11.16; 1 Ch 17,10.14: À propos d'une étude récente de critique textuelle," 481 - 489 (abstract)
  • Sophie Ramond, "L'expérience du temps éprouvé et le registre sapientiel du Psaume 39," 490 - 506 (abstract)
  • Gad Barnea, "Grammar Serving Theology: 'Εἰς' and the Markan Baptism Narrative," 507 - 528 (abstract)
  • Daniela Scialabba, "La citation de Jn 6,31: À la lumière des traditions vétérotestamentaires sur l'Exode," 529 - 544 (abstract)
  • Ronny Reich, "The Archaeological Manifestation of Jerusalem as the Jewish Temple-City in the Early Roman (= Second Temple) Period," 545 - 567 (abstract)
  • David M. Jacobson, "A New Discovery at Machaerus Shines Light on Herod's Temple," 568 - 583 (abstract)
  • Christophe Rico, "Les noms de la forme en grec: À propos de Ph 2,6," 584 - 592

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

Expository Times 129:3

  • Paul K. Moser, "Theodicy, Christology, and Divine Hiding: Neutralizing the Problem of Evil," 191-200 (abstract)
  • Robert W. Thurston, "The Thessalonians Debate Revisited," 201-209 (abstract)
  • Paul Foster, "Eyewitnesses Re-Examined," 210-212

Τετάρτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

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

Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 93:4 (2017)

  • Andreas Lindemann, "The Resurrection of Jesus: Reflections on Historical and Theological Questions," 557 - 579 (abstract)
  • Piet Farla, "'Christ Replaces the Law, - but Israel Remains the People of God': The Rhetorical Dispositio of Romans 1,13-11,36," 581 - 632 (abstract)
  • Geert van Oyen, "Lire l'évangile selon Marc au 21e siècle: Méthode et sens:  Rapport du 66e Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (26-28 juillet 2017)," 657 - 669 (abstract)
  • Raúl Villega Marín, "Asceticism and Exegetical Authority in John Cassian's Conference 23," 671 - 684 (abstract)

Tο τρέχον τεύχος του JECH / The current issue of JECH

Journal of Early Christian History 7:2 (2017)

  • Ronald H. van der Bergh, "A Thematic and Chronological Analysis of the Reception of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11) in the First Five Centuries CE," 1-16 (abstract)
  • Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, "Prophecy in Origen: Between Scripture and Philosophy," 17-39 (abstract)
  • Bryan Beeckman, "Traces of Proverbs in Patristic Writings: Tracing Back Proverbs’ Greek Rendered Hebrew hapax legomena in the Commentary on the Book of Proverbs Attributed to John Chrysostom," 40-53 (abstract)
  • Christoph Stenschke, "'Enabling Conditions' in the Conflicts of Acts 1–8:3," 54-86 (abstract)

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

Zeitchrift für antikes Christentum 21:3 (2017)

Pârvan, Alexandra, "Revelation 20:12–15: Augustine on the “book of life,” and the conflicting picture of predestination in De civitate dei 20,14–15," 472-495 (abstract)

Τρίτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Δύο νέα άρθρα στο τρέχον τεύχος του JGRChrJ / Two new articles in the current issue of JGRChrJ

Journal of Graeco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 13 (2017)

O Άλλος στην Καινή Διαθήκη / The Other in the New Testament

Διαβάστε στη σελίδα The Bible and Interpretation το εξαιρετικό άρθρο του Paul Trebilco για τον προσδιορισμό του άλλου. Το κείμενό του στηρίζεται στην καινούργιά του μελέτη Outsider Designations and Boundary Construction in the New Testament: Early Christian Communities and the Formation of Group Identity (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017).

Τρίτη, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2018

+ Joachim Gnilka (1928-2018)

Στις 17.1.2018 έφυγε από τη ζωή ο γνωστός καινοδιαθηκολόγος Joachim Gnilka. Δίδαξε στα πανεπιστήμια του Würzburg, Münster και Mονάχου. Διετέλεσε μέλος της  Pontifical Biblical Commission και της  International Theological Commission. Υπήρξε ένας εξαιρετικά παραγωγικός συγγραφέας και τα υπομνήματά του στο κατά Μάρκον, το κατά Ιωάννην και τις επιστολές προς Φιλιππησίους, Κολασσαείς και Φιλήμονα αποτελούν σημαντικά έργα αναφοράς. Εκτός από αυτά έγραψε 12 μονογραφίες και διετέλεσε εκδότης Neuer Echter Bibel. Μαθητές του υπήρξαν οι  Hans-Josef Klauck, Detlev Dormeyer, Katharina D. Oppel, Thomas Schmeller και ηElisabet Schüssel Fiorenza. 

Τετάρτη, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Το τρέχον τεύχος του VT / The current issue of VT

Vetus Testamentum 68:1 (2018)

  • J.L. Andruska, "The Strange Use of דגל in Song of Songs 5:10," 1-7 (abstract)
  • Jessie DeGrado, "The qdesha in Hosea 4:14: Putting the (Myth of the) Sacred Prostitute to Bed," 8-40 (abstract)
  • John T. Dekker and Anthony H. Dekker, "Centrality in the Book of Ruth," 41-50 (abstract)
  • Michaela Geiger, "Synergie zwischen priesterlichem und göttlichem Handeln im Aaronitischen Segen (Num 6,22-27)," 51-72 (abstract)
  • Benedikt Hensel, "Das JHWH-Heiligtum am Garizim: ein archäologischer Befund und seine literar- und theologiegeschichtliche Einordnung," 73-93 (abstract)
  • John Hans de Jong, "Sanctified or Dedicated? הקדישׁ in Zephaniah 1:7," 94-101 (abstract)
  • Nadav Naʼaman, "The Battle of Gibeah Reconsidered (Judges 20:29-48)," 102-110 (abstract)
  • Dustin Nash, "Edom, Judah, and Converse Constructions of Israeliteness in Genesis 36," 111-128 (abstract)
  • Laura Quick, "Hêlēl ben-Šaḥar and the Chthonic Sun: A New Suggestion for the Mythological Background of Isa 14:12-15," 129-148 (abstract)
  • Yisca Zimran, "The Notion of God Reflected in the Lion Imagery of the Book of Hosea," 149-167 (abstract)
  • Takamitsu Muraoka, "2 Sam 4:6: A Case of Textual Criticism Interfacing with Hebrew Verb Syntax," 169-171 (abstract)

Δύο νέα άρθρα στο Bible & Interpretation / Two new articles on Bible and Interpretatio

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχουν αναρτηθεί δύο ενδιαφέροντα άρθρα: