A group those interested in the academic study Jewish and Christian scriptures, canonical and non-canonical.
Philip Harland deposited Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society (second edition) in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is the complete second, fully revised edition of the book with links to inscriptions on the AGRW website. (First edition was published by Fortress in 2003).
Philip Harland deposited Associations and the Economics of Group Life: A Preliminary Case Study of Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Article surveying economic conditions within associations in Asia Minor and on Greek islands.
Philip Harland deposited Dynamics of Identity in the World of the Early Christians: Associations, Judeans, and Cultural Minorities in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Book that explores processes of identification within various small group situations in the Greco-Roman world.
Article comparing representations of domestic, civic, and imperial violence in novels and in apocryphal acts.
Philip Harland deposited Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary. II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor. BZNW, 204. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
PDF of Bosporan section of work only in keeping with the publisher’s policy.
Philip Harland deposited Familial Dimensions of Group Identity (II): ‘Mothers’ and ‘Fathers’ in Associations and Synagogues of the Greek World in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Article on parental language within small groups in the Greco-Roman world with special attention to fathers or mothers of the synagogue.
Chapter introducing and surveying the intersection of the gods and travel in the Greco-Roman world.
The anonymous “Le Sacrifice d’Abraham” performed before Francis I in Paris in 1539 has traditionally been treated–if at all–simply as a variant of an earlier play of the same name published as part of the 15th-century “Mistère du Viel Testament.” More recently, it has been suggested that the play anticipates the direction taken by Théodore de B…[Read more]
Rachel Rafael Neis deposited ‘Their Backs toward the Temple, and Their Faces toward the East:’ The Temple and Toilet Practices in Rabbinic Palestine and Babylonia in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
This article treats the cultural meaning of rabbinic toilet rules from their Tannaitic instantiation through to later developments in Palestine and Mesopotamia. It argues that these rules draw their corporeal and mental bearings from the Jerusalem temple, in inverse and opposite directions to prayer deportment. It shows how the juxtaposition of…[Read more]
This Chapter provides simple but valuable insights to Upper Paleo abstract values such as Time, Life After Death, Social Roles, etc. Introduction to ‘Soft Cultural Institutions’. Understanding how abstract valuations become embedded into social structure is especially important in terms of understanding nonverbal language and symbolic sets.
The Index of Deities and Demons is the heart of One Godz. This Index presents almost all Deities and Demons represented on the cave walls of Chauvet and Lascaux along with their defining Basis Points drawn from Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns. This chapter demonstrates the actual process of attaching meaning to symbolism while mediating subjectivity.
Recent research has shown that city gates were a place of judgment, execution, and public displays in ancient Israel and the ancient Near East. This article explores the role of the gate on the literary level in the narratives concerning the deaths of Eli, Abner and Jezebel. It demonstrates how the function of gates in ancient Israel, and the…[Read more]
Cat Quine deposited Deutero-Isaiah, J and P: Who is in the Image and Likeness of God? Implications for אדם and Theologies of Creation in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
This article aims to bring together the discussions surrounding creation and humanity in Isaiah 40-55 and Genesis 1,26. The article demonstrates that Deutero-Isaiah’s view of humanity is incompatible with that of the P narrative, rendering attempts to cite it in support of Genesis 1 ineffective. It argues that the application of the terms in G…[Read more]
A discussion of the different lists of Canaanite nations.
Jo Henderson-Merrygold deposited The Present and Future of Trans Hermeneutics: Viewing Sarah Cispiciously: Cisnormalisation, and the Problem of Cisnormativity in the group Biblical Studies on Humanities Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
This paper presents a reading of Sarah (Genesis 11:29-23:19) as a proto-trans(gender) figure. The author addresses the problem of cisnormativity and its impact on biblical interpretation. In particular, throughout this paper Sarah is presented as a character who has been cisnormalised within the literary tradition of the Biblical text in order to…[Read more]
This article is a detailed review of Constructions of Space III: Biblical Spatiality and the Sacred, ed. Jorunn Økland, J. Cornelis de Vos, and Karen J. Wenell (Bloomsbury, 2016); and The King and the Land: A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World, by Stephen C. Russell (Oxford University Press, 2017).
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