Daily Archives: 1 Dec 2016

Call For Submissions: The Purely Biblical Studies Avignonian Carnival

The next Carnival, which will post on 1 January at midnight plus 1 minute will be exclusively devoted to posts on either the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and the New Testament.  Book reviews of books on those particular topics, posts of exegesis, and that sort of thing will make up the entire carnival’s offerings.

So for the next 31 days or so if you see an interesting post (or post an interesting post) on either the OT or the NT please do send them along.  And thanks.

Our Book is Now Available!

9780567670595James Crossley and myself have edited a volume and today it became available for ordering.  So do.  It’s a fantastic collection of essays by a gang of gifted scholars:

  • Introduction: Keith Whitelam in Context – James Crossley, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK and Jim West, formerly of Quartz Hill School of Theology, USA, presently at Ming Hua Theological College, Hong Kong
  • 1. Maximalist and/or Minimalist Approaches in Recent Representations of Ancient Israelite and Judaean History – Ingrid Hjelm, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2. The Emergence of Israel Again – Robert B. Coote, San Francisco Theological Seminary, USA
  • 3. A Plea for an Historical Anthropology of Ancient Palestine – Emanuel Pfoh, National University of La Plata, Argentina
  • 4. Mapping Palestine – Philip R. Davies, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 5. A Sectarian Group Called Israel: Historiography and Cultural Memory – Niels Peter Lemche, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 6. The History of Israel – Without the Bible: A Thought Experiment – Jim West, Quartz Hill School of Theology, USA
  • 7. The Present Crisis in Biblical Scholarship – John Van Seters, University of North Carolina, USA
  • 8. The Perpetuation of Racial Assumptions in Biblical Studies – Deane Galbraith, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 9. Made in Sheffield – David J.A. Clines, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 10. God and the State: The Bible and David Cameron’s Authority – James Crossley, St Mary’s University, UK
  • Bibliography
  • Index

“Elusive Scrolls: Could Any Hebrew Literature Have Been Written Prior to the Eighth Century B.C.E.?”

Read it here.

More Christmas “prestigious” auction alerts

Take note!

Roberta Mazza

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-15-59-20 Screen shot of the vintage souvenir of the Rylands fragment of John on sale through Sotheby’s New York on December 5th

Christmas auction madness never ends surprising me this year. In few days, Sotheby’s New York will auction an awful vintage reproduction of our P.Ryl. III 457 (P 52), with an estimate price of $ 300-500. By the way, the other side of the facsimile fragment is BLANK. So this really is a super-crappy souvenir.

To maybe add an ironic touch, the catalogue specifies that provenance (whatever they mean through the term…) is unknown, and date is 19-20 century. You bet.

The lot is part of the sale of the Bible Collection of Dr Charles Caldwell Ryrie, on which see Brice Jones’ blog.

Are you thinking to buy this “souvenir”? You should really be a bizarre collector full of money to throw away: consider donating to the poor instead, it’s Christmas time…

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Free Access to EBR Essays

DeGruyter tweets – 

Blogger’s Choice – free access to EBR articles recommended by biblioblogger Jim West @drjewest. degruyter.com/dg/page/765/ebr