Σάββατο 23 Αυγούστου 2014

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

Theology 117/2014

  • Ian Wallis, "New directions in Jesus studies," 349-356 (abstract)
  • Beverley Jameson, "Difficult Texts: Psalm 88," 357-360 (abstract)
  • Larry W. Hurtado, "Review of N. T. Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of God", (abstract)

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

Protokolle zur Bibel 23:1 (2014)
  • Christian Schramm, "Empirisch gepflückt: Alltagsexegesen = An outcome of empirical work: "Alltagsexegesen" : Forschungsüberblick und methodologische Erwägungen," 2-40
  • Michael Zugmann, "Lukas liest LXX = The Lukan reception and mimesis of the LXX : Septuaginta-Rezeption und -Mimesis des dritten Evangelisten," 41-63
  • Cyprien Longayo Pongombo, "Die Jesusbewegung nach Lukas = The solidarity with the poor in the Jesus movement according to Luke : von der galiläischen Armensolidarität zur universalen Solidarität mit den Armen," 65-79

Η θρησκευτικότητα των αρχαίων ναυτικών / Religious expression of ancient seafarers

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

Bulletin of Biblical Research 24:2 (2014)

  • Andrew T. Abernethy, "Theological patterning in Jeremiah : a vital word through an ancient book," 149-161
  • Armin D. Baum, "Does the pericope adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) have canonical authority? : an interconfessional approach," 163-178
  • Julie A. Glavic, "Eutychus in Acts and in the church : the narrative significance of Acts 20:6-12," 179-206
  •  Brisio J. Oropeza, "The expectation of grace : Paul on benefaction and the Corinthians' ingratitude (2 Corinthians 6:1)," 207-226
  • Ryan P. Juza, "Echoes of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of the Lord : intertextuality and tradition in 2 Peter 3:7-13," 227-245

Παρασκευή 22 Αυγούστου 2014

BMCR: Taxing Freedom in Thessalian Manumission Inscriptions (review)

Διαβάστε στο ηλεκτρονικό δελτίο του Bryn Mawr Classical Review την βιβλιοκρισία στο ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο της Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz για τις απελευθερωτικές πράξεις στη Θεσσαλία κατά τα ελληνιστικά και ρωμαϊκά χρόνια. Καθώς το θέμα της δουλείας και της στάσης του Παύλου και γενικότερα του αρχέγονου Χριστιανισμού απέναντι σε αυτό έχει απασχολήσει ιδιαίτερα τους καινοδιαθηκολόγους η παρούσα μελέτη, η οποία συμπληρώνει ένα κενό στην έρευνα, μπορεί να αποτελέσει ένα χρήσιμο βοήθημα. Παραθέτω μία μόνο παράγραφο από τη βιβλιοκρισία του Kostas Vlassopoulos (University of Nottingham): 
"Most manumission inscriptions come from relatively small communities in central and northern Greece, like Chyretiai, Hypata and Leukopetra. The need to publicise manumission acts cannot therefore sufficiently account for manumission inscriptions. Any account of manumission inscriptions must explain why they are overwhelmingly absent from large urban communities with strong and diversified epigraphic habits, where the problems of publication would be particularly acute, and why they are present where they are. In other words, we need to understand the epigraphic habit, as well as the social dynamics of those communities that set up manumission inscriptions. Answering the question that Zelnick-Abramovitz raises, would involve a number of case-studies of local communities and their epigraphic habits; this important desideratum is perhaps the greatest gap in our knowledge and understanding of post-classical Greek history. This slim but informative volume is a welcome addition towards that end."
Reviewed by Kostas Vlassopoulos, University of Nottingham

Targumim και παραδόσεις της εποχής του Δεύτερου Ναού / Targumim and Second Temple traditions

Κυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Brill ένας συλλογικός τόμος με θέμα τα targumim της εποχής του Δεύτερου Ναού και τις παραδόσεις που συνδέονται με αυτά.

Thierry Legrand / Jan Joosten (επιμ.), The Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period (JSJ. Suppl. 167), Brill, Leiden 2014
ISBN:  9789004269545

Although the Jewish Targums were written down only from the second century CE onward, and need to be studied against their Late Antique background, the issue of their connection to earlier sources and traditions is an important one. Do the existing Targums link up with an oral translation of Scripture and, if so, how far does it go back? Do the Targums transmit traditional exegetical material in a distinct form? What is the relation between the Targums and "parabiblical" literature of the Second Temple period (including the New Testament)?
In the present volume, these and other questions are studied and debated by an international group of scholars including some of the best specialists of Targumic literature in all its diversity, as well as specialists of various Second Temple writings.

  • Introduction, Thierry Legrand & Jan Joosten
  • Ingo Kottsieper, "Das Aramäische als Schriftsprache und die Entwicklung der Targume"
  • Jan Joosten, "Des targumismes dans la Septante?"
  • Beate Ego, "Retelling the Story of Esther in Targum Sheni in Light of Septuagint Traditions – Main Outlines"
  • Christophe Bonnard, "Targums samaritains et traditions du Second Temple"

  • Robert Hayward, "God as father in the Pentateuchal Targumim: The case of Abraham’s garden at Be’er Sheba"
  • Claude Tassin, "Zabulon et Nephtali dans le Targum: un éclairage de Mt 4,13-16?"
  • Willem F. Smelik, "The Lost Tomb of Moses Revisited: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan on Deut. 34.5-6"
  • Innocent Himbaza, "Le Targum Pseudo-Jonathan témoin de son époque et de celle du Second Temple"

  • Michael Langlois, "Malheur à qui donne la couronne à l’orgueilleux! Les targums et la critique du pouvoir à l’époque du Second Temple"
  • Thierry Legrand, "Miracles, événements spectaculaires dans le Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: quelques échos de la littérature du Second Temple"

Ο Richard Bauckham κι ο Chris Marshall για τον ιστορικό Ιησού / Richard Bauckham & Chris Marshall on historical Jesus

Στην ιστοσελίδα Biblical Studies Online έχει αναρτηθεί μια σειρά από διαλέξεις με θέμα τον ιστορικό Ιησού που έδωσαν οι Richard Bauckham και Chris Marshall στο Carey College στο διάστημα 7-8 Αυγούστου 2014 .

Ένα ακόμη άρθρο βιβλικού ενδιαφέροντος στο τρέχον τεύχος του HTS / One more article of biblical interest in the current issue of HTS

Hervomde teologiese studies 70:1 (2014)

Dieter T. Roth, "What ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ are the στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου?"

Πέμπτη 21 Αυγούστου 2014

Ένα νέο βιβλίο για την Αστάρτη / A new book on Astarte

Transformation of a GoddessΚυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht ένας νέος συλλογικός τόμος για την Αστάρτη και τις μεταμορφώσεις μέσα στην ιστορία:

David T. Sugimoto (ed.), Transformation of a Goddess: Ishtar – Astarte – Aphrodite (OBO 263), Academic Press Fribourg / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2014
XIV-224 pages with 100 figures.
ISBN 978-3-7278-1748-9
54 Euros

About this book
This book deals with the changing nature of the goddess Ishtar/Astarte/Aphrodite, who was widely revered in the ancient West Asia and the Mediterranean world and was known by different names. Although the three names are often closely related, their mutual relation has not yet been sufficiently clarified. They appear with different characters and attributes in various areas and periods. They may well refer to independent goddesses, each of whom may also be connected with other deities. In this volume, specialists on different areas and periods discuss the theme from various perspectives, allowing a new and broader understanding of the goddess(es) concerned.
The areas covered range from Mesopotamia to the Levant, Egypt and the Mediterranean world, the periods embraced from the third millennium BCE to the Hellenistic age.
The volume is the fruit of an international conference held in Tokyo in 2011. Drawing on discussions at the conference, each article was completely rewritten.

David T. Sugimoto, Preface …….. VII
Eiko Matsushima, Ištar and Other Goddesses of the So-Called “Sacred Marriage” in Ancient Mesopotamia ……..1
Akio Tsukimoto, “In the Shadow of Thy Wings”: A Review of the Winged Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Iconography ……..15
Mark S. Smith, ‛Athtart in Late Bronze Age Syrian Texts ……..33
Izak Cornelius, “Revisiting” Astarte in the Iconography of the Bronze Age Levant ……..87
Keiko Tazawa, Astarte in New Kingdom Egypt: Reconsideration of Her Role and Function ……..103
Stéphanie Anthonioz, Astarte in the Bible and her Relation to Asherah ……..125
David T. Sugimoto, The Judean Pillar Figurines and the “Queen of Heaven” ……..141
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, Archaeological and Inscriptional Evidence for Phoenician Astarte ……..167
Stephanie L. Budin, Before Kypris was Aphrodite ……..195

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JBQ / The current issue of JBQ

Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:3 (2014)

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

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 14:1 (2014)

Thomas Wagner, "Recounting מני־קדם חידות in Psalm 78: What Are the "Riddles" About?"

Τετάρτη 20 Αυγούστου 2014

Πρόσκληση συμμετοχής σε συνέδριο για τα απόκρυφα / CFP: Christian Apocrypha

Call for Papers: 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium


York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium Series 2015
“Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions” Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha
September 24-26, 2015

We are pleased to announce the third of a series of symposia on the Christian Apocrypha hosted by the Department of the Humanities at York University in Toronto, Canada and taking place September 24 to 26,

The 2015 symposium will examine the possible motivations behind the production of Christian apocrypha from antiquity until the present day. Have authors of the Christian apocrypha intended to deceive others about the true origins of their writings? Have they done so in a way that is distinctly different from NT scriptural writings? What would phrases like “intended to deceive” or “true origins” even mean in various historical and cultural contexts? This symposium has been inspired by the recent publication and analysis of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, and it will, among other topics, examine what the reactions to this particular text—primarily in popular media, including biblioblogs— can tell us about the creation, transmission, and reception of apocryphal Christian literature.

We encourage scholars from across North America to join us and share their research on topics that include but are not limited to: pseudepigraphy, modern apocrypha, authorship as canon criterion, possible motives for composition of “apocryphal” texts, the reception of Christian apocrypha in scholarship and/or popular media, and the recycling of non-Christian texts into Christian apocrypha. The program will include a panel focusing on the reception of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. We welcome proposals from both established scholars and graduate students.

Email abstracts for papers or panel proposals to Tony Burke (tburke@yorku.ca) or Brent Landau (bclandau@utexas.edu) by September 30, 2014. Abstracts for papers should be approximately 300 words.

Travel and accommodation for all presenters is fully-funded by the Symposium. Presenters must be prepared to circulate drafts of their papers to registered Symposium participants two weeks prior to the event.

Previous symposia in the series:

2013: “Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives” (papers to be published by Cascade books in 2015).

2011: “Ancient Gospel of Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate” (papers published by Cascade Books, 2013)

NINO: ελεύθερα στο διαδίκτυο βιβλία του Ινστιτούτου / NINO: Free Downloads

Με αφορμή τα 75α γενέθλιά του το Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο για την Εγγύς Ανατολή διαθέτει ελεύθερες σε μορφή pdf μία σειρά από τις μελέτες που εξέδωσε κατά το παρελθόν.
Επισκεφτείτε λοιπόν τη σχετική σελίδα όπου θα βρείτε βιβλία για την Εγγύς Ανατολή αλλά και κάποια για το γνωστικισμό και την ύστερη αρχαιότητα. Η σελίδα θα ανανεώνεται τακτικά.

Call for manuscripts: The History of Reception of Biblical Texts

Peter Lang Verlag is launching a new series titled The History of Reception of Biblical Texts. Scholars working in the field of reception history are encouraged to send along their manuscripts tothe series Editor, Jim West.
The Series is brand new and aims to

… include a broad range of topics within the category of biblical reception history. Utilizing cutting edge biblical scholarship, these books discover, explain, and examine how the Bible has functioned in a
variety of contexts throughout history. These monographs cover a wide range of topics including religions, visual arts, literature, film, music, context and community.

The description is quite broad because it is our belief that the history of reception of Biblical texts is expansive and virtually all encompassing.

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions and if you have a proposal.  Just drop the series editor an email at .

Prof. Jim West
Quartz Hill School of Theology
Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary

Ένα νέο άρθρο βιβλικού ενδιαφέροντος στο τρέχον HTS / One more article of biblical interest in the current issue of HTS

Hervomde teologiese studies 70:3 (2014)

Godwin Mushayabasa, "Shorter or longer text in Ezekiel 6: The role of genre"

H αγάπη προς τον πλησίον / Love your neighbour

Στην ιστοσελίδα του περιοδικού Βiblical Archaeology Review έχει αναρτηθεί το άρθρο του Rischard Elliott Friedman σχετικά με τη γνωστή εντολή του Λευιτικού (Λευ 19, 18) για την αγάπη προς τον πλησίον. Το άρθρο δημοσιεύεται στο τρέχον τεύχος του περιοδικού BAR. 

Μια νέα κριτική έκδοση της εβραϊκής Βίβλου / A new critical edition of the Hebrew Bible

Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation o Ronald Hendel παρουσιάζει το πρόγραμμα της SBL για την έκδοση  μίας νέας κριτικής έκδοσης της εβραϊκής Βίβλου.

Τρίτη 19 Αυγούστου 2014

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

Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity 18:1 (2014)

  • Larry L. Welborn, "Voluntary Exile as the Solution to Discord in 1 Clement," 6-21 (abstract)
  • Cilliers Breytenbach, "The Historical Example in 1 Clement," 22-33 (abstract)
  • David L. Eastman, "Jealousy, Internal Strife, and the Deaths of Peter and Paul: A Reassessment of 1 Clement," 34-53 (abstract)
  • Christoph Markschies, "Harnack’s Image of 1 Clement and Contemporary Research," 54-69 (abstract)
  • M. David Litwa, "The God ‘Human’ and Human Gods. Models of Deification in Irenaeus and the Apocryphon of John," 70-94 (abstract)
  • Giuliano Chiapparini, "Irenaeus and the Gnostic Valentinus: Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Church of Rome around the Middle of the Second Century," 95-119 (abstract)
  • Theodore S. de Bruyn, "A late witness to Valentinian devotion in Egypt?," 120-133 (abstract)

Δευτέρα 18 Αυγούστου 2014

Πρώιμες παραδόσεις για την Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου / Early Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition

Στη σελίδα του καθηγητή Stephen J. Shoemaker (University of Oregon) μπορεί κανείς να βρει μια σειρά από κείμενα όπου διασώζεται η παράδοση για την κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου.

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

Early Christianity 5:1 (2014)


  • Simon Gathercole, "The Pastoral Epistles," 1-3
  • Michael Theobald, "Glauben statt Grübeln. Zum Anti-Intellektualismus der Pastoralbriefe," 5-34 (abstract)
  • Meira Z. Kensky, "Timothy and 'Timothy': Crisis Management, Church Maintenance," 35-67 (abstract)
  • Jens Herzer, "Was ist falsch an der "fälschlich so genannten Gnosis"?," 68-96 (abstract)
  • Lyn Kidson, "1 Timothy: An Administrative Letter," 97-116 (abstract)
  • Harald Buchinger and Elisabeth Hernitscheck, "P. Oxy 840 and the Rites of Christian Initiation: Dating a piece of alleged anti-sacramentalistic polemics," 117-124 (abstract)
New Discoveries
  • Richard Baukham, "Apocalypses and Prophetic Works in Volume 1 of the New Pseudepigrapha," 127-138 

Στα δύο τελευταία τεύχη του ThR / In the two recent issues of ThR

Theologische Rundschau 79:1 (2014)

  • Michael Tilly, "Aus der Literatur zum antiken Judentum 1998 – 2013," 1-34
  • Helmut Merkel, "Zwei Jahrzehnte Jesusforschung nach 1985 (Teil IV)," 35-82
  • Andreas Lindemann, "Neuere Literatur zum Verständnis des Auferstehungsglaubens (I)," 83-107

Theologische Rundschau 79:2 (2014)
  • Wolfgang Oswald, "Das Alte Testament und die Politikwissenschaft – eine einführende Sondierung," 135-160
  • Angela Standhartinger, "Modernisierte Theologie? Zeitgeschichtliche Reflexionen in Rudolf Bultmanns Theologie des Neuen Testaments," 161-189
  • Ulrich H.J. Körtner, "Literatur zur theologischen Hermeneutik 2000 – 2014 Teil I," 190-223
  • Andreas Lindemann, "Neuere Literatur zum Verständnis des Auferstehungsglaubens (II)," 224-254

Ένας συλλογικός τόμος για τον Νέρωνα και τον Δομιτιανό / A collective volume on Nero and Domitian

Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Narr (Tübingen) κυκλοφόρησε ένας συλλογικός τόμος αφιερωμένος στον τρόπο παρουσίασης δύο σημαντικών αυτοκρατόρων του 1ου αι. μ.Χ., του Νέρωνα και του Δομιτιανού, στις αρχαίες πηγές (λογοτεχνικά κείμενα, νομίσματα, παραστάσεις, επιγραφές κ.ά.) της εποχής τους. Κι οι δυο αυτοκράτορες συνδέονται με γεγονότα και πρόσωπα της Καινής Διαθήκης, κάτι που καθιστά τον τόμο εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον για όσους μελετούν την ιστορία της εποχής της Κ.Δ.

Sophia Bönisch-Meyer / Lisa Cordes / Verena Schulz/ Anne Wolsfeld / Martin Ziegert (ed.), Nero und Domitian. Mediale Diskurse der Herrscherrepräsentation im Vergleich, Narr, Tübingen, 2014
Classica Monacensia, 46
VIII,-485 pages
ISBN : 978-3-8233-6813-7
88 €