Call for Papers: The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity

The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Atonement: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation in Jewish and Christian Antiquity

4-6 June 2018 St Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews

Plenary Addresses:

  • Christian Eberhart
  • Martha Himmelfarb
  • David Moffitt
  • Carol Newsom
  • Andrei Orlov
  • Deborah Rooke
  • Catrin Williams
  • David Wright
  • N.T. Wright

Short papers are invited that explore the diverse aspects of atonement within the following corpora: Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, Rabbinic Judaism, and early Christianity. Abstracts if 250 words on the following topics will be accepted until 1 February 2018 and should be sent to Justin Duff (jd221@st-andrews.ac.uk):

  • Priesthood and temple cult
  • Blood, redemption, and non-cultic reparation
  • Temple and cosmology
  • Angelology, anthropology and sacred space
  • Political Ideologies in the Second Temple period
  • Messianism
  • Impurity and demonology
  • Corporate priesthood and the people of God
  • Early Christian sacrificial imagery
  • Apocalyptic and early mystical traditions
  • Ancient and scriptural exegesis
  • Other related topics

Registration for the symposium opens 1 December and closes 1 May 2018. It will be available here. Early bird registration fee (£50) will be available until 1 March 2018 (£75 thereafter). Short papers will be considered for publication in a conference volume. Submission of short papers must be made by September 2018.

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Online Jewish and Biblical source databases

I received this as an email today, so I thought I would pass it along as the resources it mentions would seem to be helpful to those involved in Jewish studies. Sadly the resources are not free.

Beth Ilan UniversityI’m writing on behalf of C.D.I. Systems in concert with Bar Ilan University. We have several unique online databases that I believe would be of interest to your faculty and students. We specialize in Jewish and Biblical source databases such as our Talmud Text Database, Cotar, and most importantly, our Online Responsa Project. Some of the most successful universities in the world, such as Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge, have already subscribed to our services, and I invite you to join them

The Online Responsa Project includes thousands of sources, from biblical all the way to modern Hebraic texts, representing a period of over three thousand years of knowledge and source material.

For more information you can check the website.

The Talmud Text Online Database. This site encompasses virtually all primary textual witnesses of the Babylonian Talmud, including hundreds of complete manuscripts and first printed editions and well over one thousand fragments from the Cairo and European archives- many as both text and digital images.  The site’s URL for more information on this project.

And finally, Cotar is a comprehensive and unique repository of articles that provide answers to Halachic questions. The database contains more than 2400 topics with direct links to the relevant articles.

To find out even more about our online databases please click on this link.

Paul and Jesus Through Jewish Eyes

The following article is now available on-line in PDF:

John Fischer, “Paul in his Jewish Context,” The Evangelical Quarterly 57.3 (July-Sept. 1985): 211-236. Click here to read.

My thanks to Dr Fischer of Menorah Ministries for his kind permission to place the article on-line. His Evangelical Theological Society address Jesus Through Jewish Eyes: A Rabbi Examines the Life and Teachings of Jesus can be found here.