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Interpreting and Living God's Law at Qumran: Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT)

Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Jonathan Ben-Dov, John J. Collins, Lutz Doering, Jörg Frey, Charlotte Hempel, Reinhard G. Kratz, Noam Mizrahi, Vered Noam, Eibert Tigchelaar
Interpreting and Living God's Law at Qumran

[Leben und Interpretation des Gesetzes Gottes in Qumran. Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Einiges von den Werken der Tora (4QMMT).]

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The text Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT), is one of the most interesting texts among the famous Dead Sea Scrolls discovered near the settlement of Khirbet Qumran and its vicinity in the middle of the twentieth century and by now published in full. It is a writing in the form of a letter by an unknown author to an equally unknown addressee, written in second person singular and plural. This document is the earliest evidence of a proper interpretation of the Jewish Torah, the so-called Halakhah, from pre-Christian, Hellenistic times as it later became customary and widely attested in rabbinical Judaism. This volume – after a short introduction on the findings at the Dead Sea in general and the text Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah in particular – provides a new edition and translation as well as several contributions from renowned scholars on the manuscripts, the language and content plus literary and historical contexts of this writing.


New Open Access Journal: ΕΙΚΩΝ / ICON

Online ISSN: 2732-8767  

The scientific journal ΕΙΚΩΝ / ICON aims to promote the research in the field of Byzantine philosophy but also in regard to the related disciplines in the history of philosophy as well as in systematic philosophy. The journal publishes original articles in Greek, English and French twice a year. All articles under publication are subject to anonymous evaluation by the Scientific Committee of the Journal. The journal is published by the Research Laboratory on Institutional Discourse of the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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Vol. 1

Published: 2021-07-26

Το περιοδικό έχει ως περιεχόμενο την ιστορία της Βυζαντινής Φιλοσοφίας, τις πηγές και τις απηχήσεις της έως τη νεώτερη φιλοσοφία, καθώς τους κλάδους φιλοσοφίας που ενεργοποιούνται εντός της (οντολογία, μεταφυσική, φιλοσοφική θεολογία, φιλοσοφική ψυχολογία, γνωσιοθεωρία, επιστημολογία, αισθητική, κ.ά.). Ιδιαίτερη σημασία δίνεται στις φιλοσοφικές εκφράσεις ως μορφές θεσμικού λόγου αλλά επίσης και στις διάφορες θεσμίσεις (δίκαιο, θεολογία, επιστήμες) που αφορούν λιγότερο ή περισσότερο τη φιλοσοφία. Τέλος, με βάση τη Βυζαντινή Φιλοσοφία, αναζητείται η φιλοσοφική διευκρίνιση του θεσμικού λόγου γενικά.

Πρόλογος - Περιεχόμενα

Γεώργιος Αραμπατζής

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Open Access Journal: EULIMENE

Online ISSN: 2945-0357
Print ISSN: 1108-5800 

Μεσογειακή Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία /Mediterranean Archaeological Society

Eulimene is an international refereed academic periodical which hosts studies in Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, and Papyrology, with particular interest in the Greek and Roman Mediterranean world. The time span covered by EULIMENE runs from the Late Minoan / Sub Minoan / Mycenean period (12th / 11th cent. BC) through to the late Antiquity (5th / 6th cent. AD).
EULIMENE also welcomes studies on anthropology, palaiodemography, palaio-environmental, botanical and faunal archaeology, the ancient economy and the history of science, so long as they conform to the geographical and chronological boundaries noted. Broader studies on Classics or Ancient History will be welcome, though they should be strictly linked with one or more of the areas mentioned above.

EULIMENE 21 (2020)

Published: 2023-01-14

Volume 21 (2020) Στέλλα Σπαντιδάκη - Μανόλης Ι. Στεφανάκης - Ιωάννης Π. Μπαρδάνης, Ο πολεμικός ροδιακός στόλος και τα υφάσματα του τυπικού εξοπλισμού του ναυτικού της ελληνιστικής Ρόδου   Ioannis N. Bellas, Arrowheads from ancient Pella: A weapon a a tool or a tool as a weapon?   N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, The lamps from the sanctuary of Hermes and Aphrodite at Syme Viannou, Crete   Angelos Chaniotis, Too shameless, even for the gutters! Prostitutes in Tralleis   Κωνσταντίνος Ι. Χαλκιαδάκης, Σχόλια σε τιμητική επιγραφή από τη Λύττο   Βιβλιοκρισία / Book Review Mariusz Mielczarek - Manolis I. Stefanakis, Rhodes: The Ancient and Medieval Monuments in 1882-1884 and Count Karol Lanckoronski. Warsaw: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2019. 1 Τομ., 176 σελ., 106 φωτογραφίες. ISBN 978-83-953153-4-3 PL. (Ευαγγελία Δήμα)   Conference Review "Pontic Region and Rhodes in Antiquity. Personal, Economic and Cultural Relations", International Conference, Lodz, Poland, 11-12 December 2018 (Mariusz Mielczarek)

Ο πολεμικός ροδιακός στόλος και τα υφάσματα του τυπικού εξοπλισμού

Στέλλα Σπαντιδάκη, Μανόλης Ι. Στεφανάκης, Ιωάννης Π. Μπαρδάνης

Σχόλια σε τιμητική επιγραφή από τη Λύττο

Κωνσταντίνος Ι. Χαλκιαδάκης

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Open Access Journal: Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East

[First  posted in AWOL 31 Januar 2022, updated 1 February 2023]
ISSN: 2752-3527 (Print)
ISSN: 2752-3535 (Online) 

Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East is a bi-annual open-access journal dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia in the second and first millennia BCE that crosses and disrupts disciplinary boundaries. 

Submissions should explicitly seek to adopt, adapt, or integrate theories and methodologies from within the traditional fields of ancient studies (i.e. archaeology, Assyriology, biblical studies, Egyptology, Hittitology, etc.), as well as from socio-anthropological and scientific disciplines. 

Avar accepts traditional length articles and short notes in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Special Issue: Parenthood in the Ancient Near East
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2023)

Published: 2023-01-31







Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Valediction of Moses: A Proto-Biblical Book

 The Valediction of Moses

[Die Valediktion des Moses. Ein proto-biblisches Buch.]

2021. XIII, 203 pages.

Forschungen zum Alten Testament 145

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Moses Wilhelm Shapira's infamous Deuteronomy fragments – long believed to be forgeries – are authentic ancient manuscripts, and they are of far greater significance than ever imagined. The literary work that these manuscripts preserve – which Idan Dershowitz calls »The Valediction of Moses« or »V« – is not based on the book of Deuteronomy. On the contrary, V is a much earlier version of Deuteronomy. In other words, V is a proto-biblical book, the likes of which has never before been seen. This conclusion is supported by a series of philological analyses, as well as previously unknown archival documents, which undermine the consensus on these manuscripts. An excursus co-authored with Na'ama Pat-El assesses V's linguistic profile, finding it to be consistent with Iron Age epigraphic Hebrew.
V contains early versions of passages whose biblical counterparts reflect substantial post-Priestly updating. Moreover, unlike the canonical narratives of Deuteronomy, this ancient work shows no signs of influence from the Deuteronomic law code. Indeed, V preserves an earlier, and dramatically different, literary structure for the entire work – one that lacks the Deuteronomic law code altogether.
These findings have significant consequences for the composition history of the Bible, historical linguistics, the history of religion, paleography, archaeology, and more. The volume includes a full critical edition and English translation of V.


Thucydides in the ‘Age of Extremes’ and Beyond. Academia and Politics

Edited by Luca Iori and Ivan Matijašić 

ISBN 978-1-8380018-4-1

The essays collected in this volume explore over a century of readings of Thucydides, from the years immediately preceding the First World War up to the present day. Our purpose is to reflect on some underexplored areas of Thucydidean reception within different academic traditions and political contexts, as well as reconsidering the more recent and controversial developments in the Fortleben of the Athenian historian in the fields of Strategic Studies and International Relations. The interaction between politics and academic practice is the thread that connects our collective efforts. We seek to adopt an approach that is less confined to the reuse of an ancient text in a merely political vein, but opens up to investigate wider issues concerning the history of classical scholarship and the process of consolidation of the social sciences in the academic systems.


Luca Iori & Ivan Matijašić
Ch. 1: Looking for New Paths in Modern and Contemporary Receptions of Thucydides

Tim Rood
Ch. 2: A.E. Zimmern, Thucydides, and the Emergence of Modern Disciplines

Benjamin Earley
Ch. 3: Thucydides, Science, and Christianity in the Thought of Charles Cochrane

Ivan Matijašić
Ch. 4: John Enoch Powell, Thucydides, and Historical Analogy

Dino Piovan
Ch. 5: Reading Thucydides in Early Twentieth Century Italy

Luca Iori
Ch. 6: Classics against the Regime. Thucydides, Piero Gobetti, and Fascist Italy

Hans Kopp
Ch. 7: Ein antiker Marxist und Geopolitiker? Hartvig Frischs Auseinandersetzung mit Thukydides vor dem Hintergrund des sowjetisch-finnischen Winterkrieges 1939/40

Carlo Marcaccini
Ch. 8: G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, Tucidide e la ricerca della verità                                  

Francis Larran
Ch. 9: Le plus grand désastre militaire de l’histoire occidentale? La réception de l’Expédition de Sicile au XXe siècle

Virgilio Ilari
Ch. 10: Thucydides’ Traps. The Peloponnesian War in American Political Rhetoric and in Senior Military Education

Peter J. Rhodes†
Ch. 11: Conclusions

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Open Access Journal: Patristica Nordica Annuaria

[First posted in AWOL 13 August 2021, updates 31 January 2023]

Patristica Nordica Annuaria is a yearly Nordic academic bulletin focused on the study of late antiquity and early Christianity, i.e. the emergence of Christianity and its environment during the first eighth centuries. The bulletin is published by Collegium Patristicum Lundense at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University.

The bulletin has peer-reviewed articles, reviews of new Nordic research and information about current Nordic research within the field. The contributions are either in the Scandinavian languages or in English.

The bulletin is distributed to subscribers as well as members of Collegium Patristicum Lundense. Patristica Nordica Annuaria continues Meddelanden från Collegium Patristicum Lundense, 1 (1987) - 25 (2010).


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