New College, University of Edinburgh

Visit from Prof. Daniel Falk

Prof .Daniel Falk (University of Oregon) will visit us next week and present a paper on ‘Material Aspects of Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls’.  Tuesday April 3, at 3-4.30 pm in the Martin Hall. All welcome!

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 30th March 2012

Bauckham: The Caiaphas Family

(Larry Hurtado)  The latest issue of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (vol. 10, 2012) leads with a large article by Richard Bauckham on evidence from ossuaries and inscriptions about the family of Caiaphas:  “The Caiaphas Family,” pp. 3-31.  The jump-off point in his essay is an inscription on an ossuary announced […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 28th March 2012

Ancient Literacy and Graffiti

(Larry Hurtado)  One of the big issues in debate in recent scholarship on the ancient Roman world is the extent, nature and uses of literacy.  Everyone agrees, it seems, that a majority of people of that time were illiterate, but the size of that majority remains under dispute. This has implications for students of the […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 26th March 2012

Matthew Novenson

CSCO has just added a page detailing our newest member, Matthew Novenson. To see this information on his research interests and most recent publications, click HERE.

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 23rd March 2012

Novenson’s New Book on Paul

(Larry Hurtado):  Our new colleague, Dr. Matt Novenson, has just shown me the author’s copy of his first book, which looks like a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of Paul:  Matthew V. Novenson, Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).  Here’s the OUP link: […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 9th March 2012