Tag Archives: Philip Davies

Happy 68th Birthday, Philip Davies!

Philip isn’t just a brilliant scholar who has made more groundbreaking contributions to the field of biblical studies than most, he’s also a friend.  A few years back when I was in  Britain for SOTS I stayed in Sheffield for … Continue reading

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Congratulations are in Order

Philip Davies has, I’ve learned today, become the Reviews Editor of the Palestine Exploration Quarterly.  Congratulations to Philip, and the PEQ.

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An Update on the ‘Lead Codices’

SOTS passes along this note from the inestimable Philip Davies on the codices.  Philip writes- Prince Hussein addressed the Seventh World Archaeological Congress in Amman earlier this month. During a preliminary meeting of government officials and other interested parties, it … Continue reading

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The Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Biblical Studies Department at Sheffield Continues

29th October 2012 – Emeritus Professor J. Cheryl Exum, ‘A Role for the Arts in Biblical Studies’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 2pm-4pm- This lecture is open to all, attendance is free and there is no need to book. And then … Continue reading

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Cultural Memory in Biblical Exegesis

Coming soon from Gorgias Press– Cultural memory is a way of dealing with the past in social and cultural life. It transposes the notion of memory as individuals’ negotiation and representation of past experience into the collective and cultural area. … Continue reading

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Philip Davies is Talking the Bible and Archaeology

In a new essay at Bible and Interpretation. How should the historian deal with the biblical texts on the one hand and archaeological data on the other? The collapse of “biblical archaeology” has left many scholars without any agreed procedure. … Continue reading

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Answering Your Letters

Jim, I noticed today that you have been supportive of Francesca but you were never that charitable towards John Loftus or Richard Dawkins. All of them are atheists. Why do you like one but not the others? I think it’s … Continue reading

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Philip Enters the Phray

(Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist). In a new essay Philip Davies writes I cannot resist making a contribution to the recent spate of exchanges between scholars about the existence of Jesus—these mostly on the internet and blogosphere, and so … Continue reading

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News From Amsterdam SBL: The Minimalists Pose For a Portrait Reenacting the Last Supper…

Again, from our friend Koert- this delightful tweet and photo (which, for all the world, reminds me of the Last Supper by Da Vinci) : Koert van Bekkum ‏@koertvb   The old guys of the European Seminar of Historical Methodology look … Continue reading

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Davies Responds to Garfinkel

In Bible and Interpretation, Philip Davies writes We can quibble about whether the Shephelah is “Judah” rather than the highlands, but that this part of Palestine and this city were part of a political system called “Judah” is quite another … Continue reading

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More Going on at the 65th Anniversary of the Biblical Studies Department, Sheffield

From Viv Rowett, this news: Philip Davies will be giving the third lecture in the series [of lectures in observance of the Department’s anniversary], ‘Bible as History’ on 6 June at 6.30pm at the Jessops West Exhibition Space, Sheffield. This … Continue reading

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The Dead Sea Scrolls for a New Millenium

In The Dead Sea Scrolls for a New Millennium, Phillip R. Callaway presents the most comprehensive survey of the Dead Sea Scrolls since the final publication of the cave 4 fragments. The chapters on editing the Scrolls, on the caves, … Continue reading

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News From the Enoch Seminar

From Gabriele Boccaccini We are happy to announce the launch of a new series of small seminars (maximum 35 participants) in addition to the traditional Enoch Seminars. Thanks to the generous contribution of the Alessandro Nangeroni International Endowment, we are … Continue reading

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Changing Perspectives 1-4

Changing Perspectives I: Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel, by John Van Seters with an Introduction by Thomas L. Thompson This is a freshly published volume (just now out!) from the Copenhagen International Seminar Series which … Continue reading

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Bible and Interpretation’s ‘Philip Davies’ Collection

Articles by Philip Davies By the Rivers of Babylon Beyond Labels: What Comes Next? Are There Ethics in the Hebrew Bible? Watch Your Language! Whose Bible? Anyone’s? Biblical History and Cultural Memory Do We Need Biblical Scholars? Final Comments on … Continue reading

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Ronald Hendel v. Philip Davies: The 2011 ‘Cultural Memory’ Smackdown

That’s an overly dramatic title for a post isn’t it?!  But if it draws your attention to this newly published essay in Bible and Interpretation, it has done its duty. Personally I’m still pondering all the cultural memory stuff that’s … Continue reading

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Some Books Worth Noting

There’s a couple of them over at the Sheffield Blog.  Especially interesting, to me, is this one: Just out is this… Philip Davies, On the Origins of Judaism This book covers several basic issues in the formation of early Judaism. … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dreadful Human Being: Philip Davies

Philip Davies, the MP for Shipley, claimed the disabled or those with mental health problems were at a disadvantage because they could not offer to work for less money. Relaxing the law would help some to compete more effectively for … Continue reading

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The Most Pressing Question for Modern Biblical Scholarship

Philip Davies is actually the one who put it so directly- but I have to say I do find it very, very important- What are the State of Israel and its activities doing to biblical scholarship? That question, as simple … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lester Grabbe’s 65th Birthday in Sheffield

Lester Grabbe celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday, Nov 6th (though his actual date of birth is November 5th) with friends in Sheffield and was given a copy of the Festschrift (and you can see the contents here) assembled in … Continue reading

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