New College, University of Edinburgh

President Michael J. Kruger

Another of our PhD graduates of recent years, Michael J. Kruger (PhD in New Testament & Christian Origins, 2004), is to be inaugurated as President of Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus) on 20 October 2013.  “Mike” as we know him, is also Professor of New Testament in the seminary. He is also a commendably productive scholar, […]

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  • 10th October 2013

“Peter–Apocalyptic Seer”

Another of our recent PhD graduates, John R. Markley, has had his thesis published in a respected monograph series:  John R. Markley, Peter–Apocalyptic Seer (WUNT 2.348; Tuebingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2013.  Congratulations, John! The focus of the book is on the question of whether/how the portrayal of Peter in the Gospel of Matthew was shaped by the […]

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  • 4th October 2013

Prof Judith Lieu to speak at Edinburgh

The CSCO team is pleased to announce that the Kennedy-Wright Opening lecture will be give this year by Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge on Monday 7th October at 4 pm in the Martin Hall, New College. Prof Lieu will speak on ‘Marcion and the Corruption of the Gospel.’ The […]

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  • 24th September 2013

Dalmanutha? Ken Dark’s Proposal

Dr. Ken Dark, who gave us some informative sessions earlier this year, has now made headlines with his proposal that he may have identified the site of Dalmanutha, mentioned in the Gospel of Mark.  The story in Huffington Post appears here.

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  • 18th September 2013

Chester Beatty Papyri: New and Fully Photographed

I’m delighted to be able now to release news of a truly important project completed:  The completion of the digital photographing of the remarkable cache of ancient papyri housed in the Chester Beatty Library (Dublin).  These papyri include portions of biblical manuscripts that are among the earliest extant, both OT and NT writings, and many […]

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  • 18th September 2013

New Book on Jews in the Graeco-Roman Period

Perusing the current Mohr Siebeck catalogue, I’ve just noticed that our own Dr. Margaret Williams has a new book out (she’s too modest to have mentioned it):  Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment (Tuebingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2013; ISBN 978-3-16-151901-7). This is mainly a collection of essay-length studies previously published in a variety of journals and multi-author […]

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  • 17th September 2013

“New Documents” Vol 10

I’ve just received my copy of Volume 10 of the valuable series, New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, eds. S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (Eerdmans, 2012).  For those who don’t know the series, each volume reviews publications of texts and inscriptions from a preceding period of years.  This latest volume covers 1988-1992. The original […]

Christianity and Roman Society: A Good Read

(Larry Hurtado):  Over the last couple of weeks one of the books I’ve worked through is Gillian Clark’s Christianity and Roman Society (CUP, 2004), and I commend it heartily.  At only 121 pp., plus bibliography & index, it packs in an impressive amount of cogent and sage discussion in a small package. Clark focuses on […]

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  • 2nd September 2013

Timothy Lim on the Canon

My book on the formation of the Jewish canon is about to be published by Yale University Press on the 22nd of October. Several years ago, while co-editing a volume on the scrolls, John Collins invited me to send in a proposal for the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library series.  I had written a chapter […]

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  • 2nd August 2013

Peter Conference

(Helen Bond) Thanks to all the CSCO team for a hugely successful conference on Peter in Earliest Christianity. We had over 70 registrations in the end and 22 great  papers. Our main speakers were all excellent – Peter Lampe, Markus Bockmuehl, Tobias Niklas, Timothy Barnes, Margaret Williams, and Larry Hurtado. We also appreciated their input throughout […]

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  • 15th July 2013