Σάββατο 1 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Studia Philonica / The current issue of Studia Philonica

Studia Philonica 26 (2014)


  • M. David Litwa, "The Deification of Moses in Philo of Alexandria"
  • Ilaria Ramelli, "Philo’s Doctrine of Apokatastasis: Philosophical Sources, Exegetical Strategies, and Patristic Aftermath"
  • Justin M. Rogers, "The Philonic and the Pauline: Hagar and Sarah in the Exegesis of  Didymus the Blind" 
  • Frederick E. Brenk, "Philo and Plutarch on the Nature of God"


  • Gregory E. Sterling, "Introduction"
  • David Lincicum, "Philo’s Library"
  • Gregory E. Sterling, "From the Thick Marshes of the Nile to the Throne of God: Moses in Ezekiel the Tragedian and Philo of Alexandria"
  • Pura Nieto Hernández, "Philo and Greek Poetry"
  • Michael Cover, "The Sun and the Chariot: the Republic and the Phaedrus as Sources for Rival Platonic Paradigms of Psychic Vision in Philo’s Biblical Commentaries"

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Filneot / The current issue of Filneot

Filologia neotestamentaria 25 (2012)

  • Stratton L. Ladewig, "Ancient witnesses on deponency in Greek," 3-20
  • Wim Hendriks, "eutheos beyond the temporal meaning," 21-35
  • Hughson T. Ong, "An evaluation of the Aramaic and Greek language criteria in historical Jesus research : a sociolinguistics study of Mark 14,32-65," 37-55
  • John Makujina, "'Till death do us part'? or the continuation of marriage in the Eschaton? : answering recent objections to the traditional reading of gameo-gamizo in the Synoptic Gospels," 57-74
  • Trent Rogers, "A syntactical analysis of oun in Papyrus 66," 75-99
  • Paul L. Danove, "The aiteo-aiteomai distinction in the New Testament : a proposal," 101-118
  • Josep  Rius-Camps /  Jenny Heimerdinger, "The variant readings of the western text of the Acts of the Apostles, 24, (Acts 17:1-18:23)," 119-160

Πέμπτη 30 Οκτωβρίου 2014

EABS Research Grants

Starting in 2014, the EABS are making available two annually awarded research grants of 400 Euros each.

The EABS Research Grants are intended to support well-defined research projects of high quality in Biblical Studies and related areas, by enabling their authors to participate in the EABS Annual Conference, present papers related to their research, and establish or enhance working relationships with other researchers in their field.

As a rule, every year EABS will award two Research Grants of €400 each. It is possible for a team consisting of two EABS members to apply for a Research Grant together, provided that they meet all the eligibility criteria (see below), but the amount awarded will remain the same.

The review panel reserves the right not to award a grant in a given year.

In 2014, deadline to submit a grant application is November 1, 2014. 

EABS’ Annual Meeting will take place in Cordoba, Spain, July 12-15, 2015.

A full description of the grants and their purpose, eligibility criteria, and application guidelines can be found here .

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Early Christianity / The current issue of Early Christianity

Early Christianity 5:2 (2014)

  • Hans Förster, "Patrick Sänger, Ist unsere Heimat im Himmel? Überlegungen zur Semantik von πολίτευμα in Phil 3,20," 149-177 (abstract)," 
  • Lorne R. Zelyck, "Recontextualizing Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840," 179-198 (abstract)
  • Jason Robert Combs, "A Walking, Talking Cross: The Polymorphic Christology of the Gospel of Peter," 198-219 (abstract)
  • Tobias Nicklas, "Christian Apocrypha and the Development of the Christian Canon," 220-240 (abstract)

Ένας συλλογικός τόμος για τα δευτεροκανονικά βιβλία / Α new volume on the Deuterocanonical books

Κυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο de Gruyter ο τόμος με τα πρακτικά της 10ης Διεθνούς Συνάντησης για τα δευτεροκανονικά βιβλία που έλαβε χώρα στο Βουκουρέστι το 2013:

Géza G. Xeravits  / József Zsengellér / Xavér Szabó, Canonicity, Setting, Wisdom in the Deuterocanonicals: Papers of the Jubilee Meeting of the International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 22), de Gruyter, Berlin 2014
xii, 284 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-036723-2
€ 99,95 

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JSJ / The current issue of JSJ

Journal for the Study of Judaism 45:4/5 (2014)

  • Magnar Kartveit, "Samaritan Self-Consciousness in the First Half of the Second Century b.c.e. in Light of the Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim and Delos," 449-472 (abstract)
  • Hans Debel, "Anchoring Revelations in the Authority of Sinai: A Comparison of the Rewritings of “Scripture” in Jubilees and in the P stratum of Exodus," 471-492 (abstract)
  • John Curran, "Philorhomaioi: The Herods between Rome and Jerusalem," 493-522 (abstract)
  • David A. Friedman, "Josephus on the Servile Origins of the Jews," 523-550 (abstract)
  • Yishai Kiel, "Penitential Theology in East Late Antiquity: Talmudic, Zoroastrian, and East Christian Reflections," 551-583 (abstract)

Κριτική του νέου βιβλίου του Richard Carrier / A review of Richard Carrier's new book

Στη σελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχει αναρτηθεί η κριτική του James F. McGrath για το νέο βιβλίο του Richard Carrier σχετικά με τον ιστορικό Ιησού:

Did Jesus Die in Outer Space? Evaluating a Key Claim in Richard Carrier’s On the Historicity of Jesus

Τρίτη 28 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Πρώτη συνάντηση του Biblicum / First meeting of Biblicum

Η πρώτη  συνάντηση του Biblicum θα γίνει την  Δευτέρα 3  Νοεμβρίου 2014, ώρα 19.30 στην αίθουσα συνεδριάσεων.

Εισηγητής: Ιωάννης Καραβιδόπουλος

"Το εγώ του κεφ. 7 της προς Ρωμαίους είναι αυτοβιογραφικό του Παύλου ή όχι;"

Δευτέρα 27 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Το τρέχον τεύχος του Biblica / The current issue of Biblica

Biblica 95:2 (2014)

Η ιστορία πρόσληψης του βιβλικού κειμένου: προβλήματα και προκλήσεις / The reception history of the biblical text: problems and challenges

Ένα ενδιαφέρον κείμενο του Brennan Breed για την ιστορία της πρόσληψης του βιβλικού κειμένου και τις δυνατότητες που προσφέρει στο σύγχρονο βιβλικό επιστήμονα φιλοξενείται στη σελίδα The Bible and Interpretation: 

Σημειώνω εδώ την κατακλείδα του κειμένου:
"We biblical scholars must imagine ourselves not as zookeepers racing around trying to fit escaped animals back in their contextual cages. Instead, we must set out to study the text, including its variable forms and its varying capacities to make sense out in the wild, wherever it has managed to roam, from the ancient world to the modern. Biblical scholars can work together to chart the wanderings of such texts, looking at how they work – or do not work – in different local contexts, examining how they change – quickly or slowly, discontinuously or gradually – in different settings. In short, biblical criticism need to imagine itself again as a marginal fringe, a discipline comprised only of supplements all the way down."

Κυριακή 26 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Τα ιερά bamot της Παλαιάς Διαθήκης / The bamot shrines of the Old Testament

Στη σελίδα Bible History Daily του περιοδικού Biblical Archaeology Review δημοσιεύεται ένα σύντομο άρθρο για τα ανοικτά ιερά σε υψηλούς τόπους, για τα οποία γίνεται λόγος στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη:

Επιγραφές και μετάφραση των Ο΄ / Inscriptions and the Septuagint

Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Eisenbrauns κυκλοφόρησε η μελέτη του James K. Aitken, στην οποία εξετάζεται το λεξιλόγιο της μετάφρασης των Ο΄ με τη βοήθεια των επιγραφών. Η μελέτη του Aitken έρχεται να καλύψει ένα κενό στην έρευνα, καθώς οι επιγραφές δεν χρησιμοποιούνται συνήθως στη μελέτη του λεξιλογίου των Ο΄ (σε αντίθεση προς τους παπύρους που συχνά αποτελούν σημείο αναφοράς):

James K. Aitken, No Stone Unturned. Greek Inscriptions and Septuagint Vocabulary (Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible 5), Eisenbrauns 2014
xiv + 140 pp. 
ISBN: 978-1-57506-324-9

Περιγραφή / Description
For understanding biblical Greek in context, the importance of the discoveries of papyri was recognized early in the twentieth century, while inscriptions by comparison were left unexplored. Those scholars who had intended to turn their attention to the inscriptions were delayed by their work on the papyri and by the conviction that the greater results would come from these. As a result, undue focus has been placed on papyri, and biblical Greek words have been viewed only through their lens, leading to the inference that the Greek is specifically Egyptian and vernacular. This volume widens the focus on Septuagint words by demonstrating how the inscriptions, coming from a broader geographical region than papyri and containing a wider range of registers, are a source that should not remain untouched.

This work explains the current state of the study of Septuagint vocabulary and outlines the competing roles of papyri and inscriptions in its interpretation, including the limitations of focussing solely on papyri. The practical issues for a biblical scholar in dealing with inscriptions are presented and some guidance is given for those wishing to explore the resources further. Finally, examples are drawn together of how inscriptions can illuminate our understanding of Septuagint vocabulary, and thereby inform the socio-historical position of the Septuagint. The origins of apparently new words in the Septuagint, the semantic and grammatical function of words, and the geographical distribution and register all demonstrate the need for further investigation into this field.

Περιεχόμενα / Contents 
  • Preface  vii
  • Abbreviations  ix
  • Ch. 1 - The Current State of Septuagint Vocabulary  1
  • Ch. 2 - Documentary Evidence in Biblical Lexicography  16
  • Ch. 3 - Working with Greek Inscriptions  34
  • Ch. 4 - New Words  45
  • Ch. 5 - Semantics, Grammar, and Register  68
  • Ch. 6 - Geographical Distributino  90
  • Conclusions  105
  • Appendix: Epigraphic Resources  108
  • Bibliography  110
  • Indexes  129

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

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 14 (2014)

Paul Sanders, "The Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript: Remnant of a Proto-Masoretic Model Scroll of the Torah"

Το τρέχον τεύχος του BTB / The current issue of BTB

Biblical Theology Bulletin 44:4 (2014)

  • David M. Bossman, "Lord of the Dance," 178
  • Victor H. Matthews, "Choreographing Embedded Dialogue in Biblical Narratives," 179-184 (abstract)
  • Myrick C. Shinall, Jr., "Dismemberment, Dualism, and Theology of the Body in the Gospel of Matthew," 185-194 (abstract)
  • David H. Wenkel, "Jesus at Age 30: Further Evidence for Luke's Portrait of a Priestly Jesus?," 195-201 (abstract)
  • Heiner Schwenke, "Eschatology of the Synoptic Jesus: Based on a Misinterpretation of Otherworld Experiences?," 202-213 (abstract)