• Revolutionary Biblical Discoveries and the Need for Historical Amnesia
    Revolutionary Biblical Discoveries and the Need for Historical Amnesia
    Every few years, the media report new finds of ancient texts that supposedly throw revolutionary new light on the Biblical world and Christian origins. What if very few of these were really new [...]
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  • Making Amulets Christian: Artefact, Scribes, and Contexts
    Making Amulets Christian: Artefact, Scribes, and Contexts
    What happens to everyday religious practices when there are major cultural and political shifts? Take the example of amulets, incantations written on papyrus, parchment, metal, or other, and the transition to Christianity [...]
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  • The Grammar of Messianism
    The Grammar of Messianism
    Messianism is one of those classic topics in Jewish studies that suffers not for lack of attention but rather for confusion [...]
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  • Rebuilding Eden in the Land of Eridu
    Rebuilding Eden in the Land of Eridu
    The site of Eridu had a special place in the Mesopotamian tradition. In Babylonian literature the relevance of Eridu […]
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  • The Exodus in Archaeology and Text
    The Exodus in Archaeology and Text
    The Exodus is at the core of the Bible: understanding it requires a fusion of archaeology and texts. But a new interpretation suggests that scholars should be looking for [...]
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  • Revolutionary Biblical Discoveries and the Need for Historical Amnesia
  • Making Amulets Christian: Artefact, Scribes, and Contexts
  • The Grammar of Messianism
  • Rebuilding Eden in the Land of Eridu
  • The Exodus in Archaeology and Text
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