Friday, May 17, 2019

Peshitta of Jeremiah et al.

Brill announces the forthcoming publication of the next volume of the Peshitta Institute on the Peshitta of Jeremiah, Lamentations, Epistle of Jeremiah, Epistle of Baruch, and Baruch.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Hebrew Bible in the Making

I just saw an interesting panel discussion from 2016 at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, entitled The Hebrew Bible in the Making. Michael Segal, Julio Trebolle, Stephan Pisano, and Hugh Williamson discuss current editions of the Hebrew Bible, which will be of interest to those who want to know more about the current editorial projects.

HT Alessandro Borbone

Arrant on Non-Standard Tiberian Vocalization

Estara J. Arrant published the April Genizah Fragment of the Month on a fragment with intriguing patterns of Non-Standard Tiberian vocalization, along with some helpful background discussion for those not very familiar with the various Hebrew vocalization systems.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Jensen's Review of Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life

Minna Skafte Jensen writes a helpful and positive review of Anne Kolb (ed.), Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter2018). The volume contributes to ongoing discussions on the rates and nuances of literacy in antiquity (especially in the Roman Empire), breaking down how exactly reading and writing may have functioned in different contexts.