New College, University of Edinburgh

A Day with Tom Wright and Jimmy Dunn

(Helen Bond) Just a quick thank you to everyone who came to the CSCO/Biblical Seminar special event last Friday. We had about 120 people crammed into the Martin Hall to hear Tom Wright on ‘Israel’s Commission, Abraham’s Reward: Re-reading Romans 2, 3 and 4′ (responded to by Jimmy Dunn), and Jimmy on ‘Luke’s Jerusalem Perspective’ […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 31st January 2011

Early Christian Papyri: Some Recent Publications

(Larry Hurtado):  P.Bodmer 12, previously thought to be a portion of a Paschal Homily by Melito of Sardis, and part of the multi-text Bodmer “miscellaneous codex”, is the subject of a recent article by Thomas Scott Caulley [“A Fragment of an Early Christian Hymn (Papyrus Bodmer 12):  Some Observations,” Zeitschrift fur Antikes Christentum / Journal […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 31st January 2011

Will there ever be another Martin Hengel?

We asked a recently graduated PhD student of ours, Prof. Chris Keith of Lincoln Christian College, to contribute to the blog. Chris is interested in literacy in the ancient world and already has his second monograph ready for publication. Here is what he wrote . . .  Helen Bond invited me to contribute a guest […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 17th January 2011

Earliest Christian Manuscripts List

(Larry Hurtado):  In my 2006 book, The Earliest Christian Artifacts:  Manuscripts and Christian Origins (Eerdmans), I included an appendix listing all copies of all texts of Christian provenance from before the 4th century CE.  Already that list is out of date, and so I’ve uploaded an updated list onto my own blog site:  www.larryhurtado.wordpress.com (on […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 10th January 2011

Bremmer on Early Christianity

(Larry Hurtado):  Jan Bremmer retired from his chair in Religious Studies, University of Groningen (Netherlands) in January 2010.  One of the commendable practices of that university is that retiring holders of professorial chairs give a “valedictory lecture” (just as it is common in European universities to give an “inaugural lecture” when installed in a chair). […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 4th January 2011