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Neat News From the Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge

The first discovery of Judaeo-Syriac: T-S K14.22 By Siam Bhayro (with the assistance of Ben Outhwaite) The presence in the Cairo Genizah of manuscripts written in Syriac has been known since the earliest days of Genizah research, with the sisters Agnes Lewis and … Continue reading

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I’m Calling it the Peter Williams and David Instone-Brewer Blog Because I Don’t Know the Other People On It

There’s a new blog (website, webpage, resource, whatever) called 4Gospels: The Less Sensational Site (a name I just love). It is … a site run by scholars and postgraduate students based mainly in Cambridge, England, providing accessible information on the … Continue reading

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The Library…

At 3:30 in the afternoon…. It’s dark early here.

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Blogging/Tweeting SOTS Winter 2013 Meeting at Cambridge

A quick note- I have every intention of blogging/tweeting SOTS 2013 next week in Cambridge and I’ll be using the hashtag #sots2013.  All of this is, of course, contingent on whether or not Fitzwilliam has wifi and I can manage … Continue reading

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Scholars of The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Question

Today the Genizah Unit at Cambridge writes on their facebook page- The recent upload of Mosseri Genizah material on the Cambridge Digital Library includes Mos.I.40, a manuscript that N. Wieder believed showed a clear link between Karaism and the Dead … Continue reading

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Alban Books at SOTS Winter Meeting

From Elaine Reid- Alban Books will have a book display at the forthcoming SOTS Winter Meeting in Cambridge this January. If there are any of our books, which you can view at our new website www.albanbooks.com, that you would like us … Continue reading

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A Workshop on Codicology

The Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge announces- A workshop on codicology next July in Berlin. To be taught by leading experts Profs Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Malachi Beit-Arié. For those who would like to attend note this important (and, for me, … Continue reading

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Society for Old Testament Study Winter Meeting Registration Now Open, And the Program

SOTS Winter 2013 Meeting Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 2-4 January, 2013 under the presidency of Dr Eryl W. Davies Printable version of the SOTS programme The booking form for the SOTS Winter meeting Location and Directions to Fitzwilliam College The venue … Continue reading

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Congrats to Our Friends at Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial and UCL

Those four British schools took four of the 6 top places in worldwide University rankings in a study just released and reported by the BBC– Cambridge – top last year – was second in the QS World University Rankings, which … Continue reading

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A Tantalizing Tease: The Cambridge Mishnah

The Genizah Unit remarks, in a toss off aside, this tantalizing tidbit: Further to the forthcoming Digital Library update, a sneak preview of the Cambridge Mishnah. What’s that mean?  Are they publishing a new edition of the Mishnah based on … Continue reading

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The Latest ‘Genizah Fragments’

The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge publishes a newsletter titled ‘Genizah Fragments’, the most recent edition, which arrived in the mail yesterday, features a description of the restoration of a fragment of Leviticus 9:4-6 (photo below) by the inestimably … Continue reading

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Goitein and girlish prose: T-S 13J24.22

The field of Genizah Studies was revolutionised by the outstanding work of Shelomo Dov Goitein, who laid the modern foundations for the work on the ‘documentary Genizah’. But there are disadvantages, too, of having such an eminent founding father: awed … Continue reading

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Theology for all Conference: Sponsored by Tyndale House

Peter Williams mentioned this on the FB and I thought I’d mention it here as well. THE UNIQUE AND UNIVERSAL CHRIST Date: Saturday 29th October 2011 Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Venue: Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge Speaker: Bishop Michael … Continue reading

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Yorkshire is the Happiest Place in Britain

Some may disagree, but I for one love it there (and in Cheshire too, and Cambridge as well).  Anyway, the Telegraph reports Almost six in ten people in Yorkshire say that they are satisfied with their lives compared to a … Continue reading

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A New Fragment of Ben Sira

Via Jim Aitken notice of a new manuscript of Ben Sira that’s been uncovered in the archives of the Taylor-Schechter Geniza Research Unit at Cambridge- The importance of the book of Ben Sira, composed shortly before the Maccabean revolt, for … Continue reading

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