Σάββατο, 23 Αυγούστου 2014

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του Theology / In the current issue of Theology

Theology 117/2014

  • Ian Wallis, "New directions in Jesus studies," 349-356 (abstract)
  • Beverley Jameson, "Difficult Texts: Psalm 88," 357-360 (abstract)
  • Larry W. Hurtado, "Review of N. T. Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of God", (abstract)

Το τρέχον τεύχος του PzB / In the current issue of PzB

Protokolle zur Bibel 23:1 (2014)
  • Christian Schramm, "Empirisch gepflückt: Alltagsexegesen = An outcome of empirical work: "Alltagsexegesen" : Forschungsüberblick und methodologische Erwägungen," 2-40
  • Michael Zugmann, "Lukas liest LXX = The Lukan reception and mimesis of the LXX : Septuaginta-Rezeption und -Mimesis des dritten Evangelisten," 41-63
  • Cyprien Longayo Pongombo, "Die Jesusbewegung nach Lukas = The solidarity with the poor in the Jesus movement according to Luke : von der galiläischen Armensolidarität zur universalen Solidarität mit den Armen," 65-79

Η θρησκευτικότητα των αρχαίων ναυτικών / Religious expression of ancient seafarers

Στο τρέχον τεύχος του BBR / In the current issue of BBR

Bulletin of Biblical Research 24:2 (2014)

  • Andrew T. Abernethy, "Theological patterning in Jeremiah : a vital word through an ancient book," 149-161
  • Armin D. Baum, "Does the pericope adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) have canonical authority? : an interconfessional approach," 163-178
  • Julie A. Glavic, "Eutychus in Acts and in the church : the narrative significance of Acts 20:6-12," 179-206
  •  Brisio J. Oropeza, "The expectation of grace : Paul on benefaction and the Corinthians' ingratitude (2 Corinthians 6:1)," 207-226
  • Ryan P. Juza, "Echoes of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of the Lord : intertextuality and tradition in 2 Peter 3:7-13," 227-245

Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014

BMCR: Taxing Freedom in Thessalian Manumission Inscriptions (review)

Διαβάστε στο ηλεκτρονικό δελτίο του Bryn Mawr Classical Review την βιβλιοκρισία στο ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο της Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz για τις απελευθερωτικές πράξεις στη Θεσσαλία κατά τα ελληνιστικά και ρωμαϊκά χρόνια. Καθώς το θέμα της δουλείας και της στάσης του Παύλου και γενικότερα του αρχέγονου Χριστιανισμού απέναντι σε αυτό έχει απασχολήσει ιδιαίτερα τους καινοδιαθηκολόγους η παρούσα μελέτη, η οποία συμπληρώνει ένα κενό στην έρευνα, μπορεί να αποτελέσει ένα χρήσιμο βοήθημα. Παραθέτω μία μόνο παράγραφο από τη βιβλιοκρισία του Kostas Vlassopoulos (University of Nottingham): 
"Most manumission inscriptions come from relatively small communities in central and northern Greece, like Chyretiai, Hypata and Leukopetra. The need to publicise manumission acts cannot therefore sufficiently account for manumission inscriptions. Any account of manumission inscriptions must explain why they are overwhelmingly absent from large urban communities with strong and diversified epigraphic habits, where the problems of publication would be particularly acute, and why they are present where they are. In other words, we need to understand the epigraphic habit, as well as the social dynamics of those communities that set up manumission inscriptions. Answering the question that Zelnick-Abramovitz raises, would involve a number of case-studies of local communities and their epigraphic habits; this important desideratum is perhaps the greatest gap in our knowledge and understanding of post-classical Greek history. This slim but informative volume is a welcome addition towards that end."
Reviewed by Kostas Vlassopoulos, University of Nottingham

Targumim και παραδόσεις της εποχής του Δεύτερου Ναού / Targumim and Second Temple traditions

Κυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Brill ένας συλλογικός τόμος με θέμα τα targumim της εποχής του Δεύτερου Ναού και τις παραδόσεις που συνδέονται με αυτά.

Thierry Legrand / Jan Joosten (επιμ.), The Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period (JSJ. Suppl. 167), Brill, Leiden 2014
ISBN:  9789004269545

Although the Jewish Targums were written down only from the second century CE onward, and need to be studied against their Late Antique background, the issue of their connection to earlier sources and traditions is an important one. Do the existing Targums link up with an oral translation of Scripture and, if so, how far does it go back? Do the Targums transmit traditional exegetical material in a distinct form? What is the relation between the Targums and "parabiblical" literature of the Second Temple period (including the New Testament)?
In the present volume, these and other questions are studied and debated by an international group of scholars including some of the best specialists of Targumic literature in all its diversity, as well as specialists of various Second Temple writings.

  • Introduction, Thierry Legrand & Jan Joosten
  • Ingo Kottsieper, "Das Aramäische als Schriftsprache und die Entwicklung der Targume"
  • Jan Joosten, "Des targumismes dans la Septante?"
  • Beate Ego, "Retelling the Story of Esther in Targum Sheni in Light of Septuagint Traditions – Main Outlines"
  • Christophe Bonnard, "Targums samaritains et traditions du Second Temple"

  • Robert Hayward, "God as father in the Pentateuchal Targumim: The case of Abraham’s garden at Be’er Sheba"
  • Claude Tassin, "Zabulon et Nephtali dans le Targum: un éclairage de Mt 4,13-16?"
  • Willem F. Smelik, "The Lost Tomb of Moses Revisited: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan on Deut. 34.5-6"
  • Innocent Himbaza, "Le Targum Pseudo-Jonathan témoin de son époque et de celle du Second Temple"

  • Michael Langlois, "Malheur à qui donne la couronne à l’orgueilleux! Les targums et la critique du pouvoir à l’époque du Second Temple"
  • Thierry Legrand, "Miracles, événements spectaculaires dans le Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: quelques échos de la littérature du Second Temple"

Ο Richard Bauckham κι ο Chris Marshall για τον ιστορικό Ιησού / Richard Bauckham & Chris Marshall on historical Jesus

Στην ιστοσελίδα Biblical Studies Online έχει αναρτηθεί μια σειρά από διαλέξεις με θέμα τον ιστορικό Ιησού που έδωσαν οι Richard Bauckham και Chris Marshall στο Carey College στο διάστημα 7-8 Αυγούστου 2014 .

Ένα ακόμη άρθρο βιβλικού ενδιαφέροντος στο τρέχον τεύχος του HTS / One more article of biblical interest in the current issue of HTS

Hervomde teologiese studies 70:1 (2014)

Dieter T. Roth, "What ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ are the στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου?"

Πέμπτη, 21 Αυγούστου 2014

Ένα νέο βιβλίο για την Αστάρτη / A new book on Astarte

Transformation of a GoddessΚυκλοφόρησε από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht ένας νέος συλλογικός τόμος για την Αστάρτη και τις μεταμορφώσεις μέσα στην ιστορία:

David T. Sugimoto (ed.), Transformation of a Goddess: Ishtar – Astarte – Aphrodite (OBO 263), Academic Press Fribourg / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2014
XIV-224 pages with 100 figures.
ISBN 978-3-7278-1748-9
54 Euros

About this book
This book deals with the changing nature of the goddess Ishtar/Astarte/Aphrodite, who was widely revered in the ancient West Asia and the Mediterranean world and was known by different names. Although the three names are often closely related, their mutual relation has not yet been sufficiently clarified. They appear with different characters and attributes in various areas and periods. They may well refer to independent goddesses, each of whom may also be connected with other deities. In this volume, specialists on different areas and periods discuss the theme from various perspectives, allowing a new and broader understanding of the goddess(es) concerned.
The areas covered range from Mesopotamia to the Levant, Egypt and the Mediterranean world, the periods embraced from the third millennium BCE to the Hellenistic age.
The volume is the fruit of an international conference held in Tokyo in 2011. Drawing on discussions at the conference, each article was completely rewritten.

David T. Sugimoto, Preface …….. VII
Eiko Matsushima, Ištar and Other Goddesses of the So-Called “Sacred Marriage” in Ancient Mesopotamia ……..1
Akio Tsukimoto, “In the Shadow of Thy Wings”: A Review of the Winged Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Iconography ……..15
Mark S. Smith, ‛Athtart in Late Bronze Age Syrian Texts ……..33
Izak Cornelius, “Revisiting” Astarte in the Iconography of the Bronze Age Levant ……..87
Keiko Tazawa, Astarte in New Kingdom Egypt: Reconsideration of Her Role and Function ……..103
Stéphanie Anthonioz, Astarte in the Bible and her Relation to Asherah ……..125
David T. Sugimoto, The Judean Pillar Figurines and the “Queen of Heaven” ……..141
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, Archaeological and Inscriptional Evidence for Phoenician Astarte ……..167
Stephanie L. Budin, Before Kypris was Aphrodite ……..195

Το τρέχον τεύχος του JBQ / The current issue of JBQ

Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:3 (2014)