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Jim Davila
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The Nile and the Exodus
ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Dissertation Spotlight | Nathalie LaCoste . Nathalie LaCoste, Waters of the Exodus: Jewish Experiences with Water in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (University of Toronto, 2016). Jewish narratives are products of their physical environments. ...

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Veale on ancient curses
SARAH VEALE: Ancient Curses . This is the first I have had a good look at this website, although I see that Sarah put it up back in 2014. It has interesting information about a range of curses in antiquity, including biblical curses. There's also a blog, a ...

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Vance et al., Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook
HENDRICKSON PUBLISHERS BLOG: A Conversation about Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook . If you study Biblical Aramaic and haven’t yet gotten a chance to explore this new handbook, you’re in luck. We sat down with Amy Paulsen-Reed, one of the editors, so s...

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Pagan oracles and Christian scriptures
CSCO BLOG: Scripture and the Oracles of God (Matthew Sharp). The first thing to acknowledge when bringing this comparison into the ancient world is that things are not nearly so clean-cut as the comparison suggests. Greek oracles, for instance, were not p...

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4 Maccabees
READING ACTS: What is Fourth Maccabees? 4 Maccabees is included in several manuscripts of the LXX, including Vaticanus but was not included in the Vulgate. The book is therefore not a part of the Apocrypha although it is often included in introductions to ...

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Review of Hughes, Jacob Neusner
REVIEWS OF THE ENOCH SEMINAR: Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast Reviews of the Enoch Seminar 2017.03.04 Aaron W. Hughes, Jacob Neusner: An American Jewish Iconoclast. New York: New York University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4798-8585-5. Pp. 319. $3...

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More on Babatha
THE BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION: Babatha: The Ancient Jewish Woman About Whom We Know Most Because of this archive we can say without fear of contradiction that we know more about her than we do about any other Jewish woman in antiquity. See Also: Babatha's Or...

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Natural Language Processing of Rabbinic Texts
THE TALMUD BLOG: Natural Language Processing of Rabbinic Texts: Contexts, Challenges, Opportunities. The Talmud Blog is happy to continue our series on the interface of Digital Humanities and the study of Rabbinic Literature with a post by Marton Ribary of ...

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President Trump invokes Cyrus the Great
THE WHITE HOUSE has published a statement wishing a happy Persian New Year (Nowruz) to those who are celebrating it: Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Nowruz . Cyrus the Great is mentioned: Cyrus the Great, a leader of the ancient Persian Empire, fa...

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Studia Orientalia
AWOL: Open Access Journal: Studia Orientalia . The subject matter of this journal is wide ranging, but if you poke around a bit, you will find some material on ancient Judaism and related matters.
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