Sunday, October 24, 2021

Open Access Journal: Studia Antiqua: A Student Journal for the Study of the Ancient World

[First posted in AWOL 9 November 2009. Updated 24 October 2021 (new URLs)] 

Studia Antiqua: A Student Journal for the Study of the Ancient World 
ISSN:1540-8787
Studia Antiqua is a biannual publication dedicated to publishing the research of undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study related to the ancient world. It is funded through generous contributions from the Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, the Students of the Ancient Near East, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Classics. The Religious Studies Center also provides a paid editing internship to ensure the continuity of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 20, Number 1 (2021)

Articles

Full Issue

Front Matter

PDF

Editor's Preface
Jeremy Madsen

Volume 7

Number 1 (2009)

Number 2 (2009)

Volume 5

Number 1 (2007)

Number 2 (2007)

Volume 3

Number 1 (2003)

Number 2 (2003)

Volume 2

Number 1 (2002)

Number 2 (2003)

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Open Access Journal: The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 26 October 2019, updated 23 October 2021]

The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions Newsletter

Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions was founded to foster the interdisciplinary study of the religions of the ancient Mediterranean basin, and especially the interaction of the multiple polytheistic religions with each other and with the emerging monotheistic religions of the region.  We hope to bring together scholars interested in Near Eastern studies, Classics, Religion and other related fields to share insights with each other.  Membership for a nominal fee is open to faculty, graduate students and anyone with an interest in ancient Mediterranean religious traditions.

SAMR NEWSLETTER Feb 2021

SAMR NEWSLETTER Sept 2019

SAMR NEWSLETTER Sept 2016

SAMR NEWSLETTER Jan 2016

SAMR NEWSLETTER July 2015

SAMR NEWSLETTER Dec 2014

SAMR NEWSLETTER July 2014

SAMR NEWSLETTER Sept 2013

SAMR NEWSLETTER Jan 2013

SAMR NEWSLETTER Oct 2012

SAMR NEWSLETTER Oct 2011

SAMR NEWSLETTER Oct 2010

SAMR NEWSLETTER Oct 2009

SAMR NEWSLETTER Aug 2008

See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

SEPTUAGINTA LXX: Septuagint, Aquila, Symmachus, & Theodotion

SEPTUAGINTA LXX: Septuagint, Aquila, Symmachus, & Theodotion

Septuaginta.Net (Vetus Testamentum Graece iuxta Septuaginta (LXX) Interpretes) is a website that is dedicated to the studies of the Septuagint and translations of the Greek Old Testament (Η ΠΑΛΑΙΑ ΔΙΑΘΗΚΗ) by Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion.

Septuaginta Dot Net’s Goals:

  1. A new critical text of the Septuagint that is as close as possible to the text in Hebrew.
  2. A comprehensive critical apparatus that is accessible to everyone.
  3. A new English translation for the Septuagint, Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion.
  4. Discover the Hebrew vorlage used by the translators of the Septuagint.
  5. A PDF version of the Septuagint that will be made available for download.
  6. Encourage the study of Septuagint Greek.

 

Society of Biblical Literature: Texts and Resources

Not Open Access, but worthy of note. SBL Members have access after signing in:

Society of Biblical Literature: Texts and Resources
Biblical scholars are fundamentally indebted to the work of text-critics. Texts and resources for this work are available to SBL members on this page, and SBL is grateful to the partnership with the German Bible Society that makes these available. 


Tyndale Archive of Biblical Studies - This is an excellent collection of online versions of lexica for languages related to biblical studies. Though these are not necessarily the most current lexica, they represent tremendously important works and are an outstanding resource for working in the languages of biblical studies, including biblical and rabbinnic Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Syriac, and Arabic.
 

Textual Resources from the German Bible Society

The decades-long commitment of the German Bible Society has produced the staples that have nourished generations of biblical scholars and translators. The booklet Textual Research on the Bible highlights this work. Through a partnership with the German Bible Society, the reading texts (upper texts, without critical apparatus) of four editions are available to SBL members in several formats for download and personal use.

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia  
Complete PDF Text without Apparatus
Individual book pdfs
Online text via GBS iFrame
UBS Greek New Testament
Complete PDF Text without Apparatus
Individual book pdfs
Online text via GBS iFrame
Biblia Sacra Iuxta Vulgatam 
Complete PDF Text without Apparatus
Individual book pdfs
Online text via GBS iFrame
Septuaginta
Complete PDF Text without Apparatus
Individual book pdfs
Online text via GBS iFrame



Textual Resources from the Society of Biblical Literature:

The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition, edited by Michael W. Holmes (SBLGNT)*
SBL in association with Logos Bible Software offers a new, critically edited Greek New Testament in electronic and print formats. See more information on the relationship between the SBLGNT and the UBS and Nestle-Aland texts below.

The text of the SBLGNT has been encoded in a Unicode-compliant font so users can exchange files easily without having to secure a special Greek font. Users may use SBLGreek or any other Unicode font that supports the full range of Greek characters. 



* A Note Regarding the Relationship between the SBLGNT and the NA and UBS Texts
 
The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT) is not a standard critical edition of the Greek New Testament; rather, it is a critically edited edition. Instead of its apparatus recording variants readings among manuscripts, it records differences in other published editions of the Greek New Testament. In so doing, the SBLGNT is a "reading edition" that alerts readers to text-critical issues.

With regard to its text, the Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT) stands as an alternative to, for example, the NA26-27 and UBS3-4-5 editions (identical since 1975). Given that all these editions in different ways trace their roots back to the influential edition and methods of Westcott & Hort, it is no surprise that they present a similar text in many respects. In the more than 540 places where the SBLGNT differs from the others, however, the differences are generally due to the circumstance that the SBLGNT reflects a somewhat different approach to textual criticism, particularly with regard to the history of the transmission of the text, than that followed by the editorial committee responsible for the NA26-27 and UBS3-4-5 texts (to the extent that that approach is exhibited in the Textual Commentary edited by Bruce M. Metzger on behalf of the editorial committee and in the Alands’ volume on The Text of the New Testament), and therefore sometimes reaches a different assessment of the evidence.

With respect to its apparatus, the SBLGNT stands in a complementary relationship to the apparatuses presented respectively by the NA26-27 and UBS3-4-5 editions. The future format of a critical apparatus is likely to be electronic and linked to online manuscript evidence. It seemed appropriate, therefore, to invest resources in this type of limited apparatus of manuscript evidence. It would be inappropriate, however, to leave the reader of the SBLGNT with no guide to the places where the manuscript tradition exhibits noteworthy variation. So a decision was reached to present an apparatus displaying the textual decisions of five editions of the Greek NT. This apparatus informs the reader of the presence of selected textual variants, concisely indicates how representative editions have handled the matter, and alerts the reader of the need to consult a fuller apparatus—such as those presented in the NA and UBS editions—for more information about the variants and the evidence supporting them.

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Joseph Story between Egypt and Israel

Edited by Thomas Römer, Konrad Schmid, and Axel Bühler
The Joseph Story between Egypt and Israel

[Die Josephsgeschichte zwischen Ägypten und Israel]

2021. VI, 178 Seiten.

Archaeology and Bible 5

eBook PDF
ISBN 978-3-16-160154-5
Open Access: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Gefördert durch: Schweizerische Nationalfonds (SNF)

 Die Josephsgeschichte dient in ihrer Stellung zwischen Erzvätern und Exodus dazu, eine Erklärung dafür zu bieten, wie Jakob und seine Familie nach Ägypten kamen. Außerhalb der Tora wird sie allerdings kaum erwähnt. Sie scheint zunächst für sich entstanden zu sein, doch wann, wo und weshalb ist sie geschrieben worden? Dieser Band bringt Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Bibelwissenschaft und der Ägyptologie zusammen, um diese Fragen einer Klärung zuzuführen.

Inhaltsübersicht
Franziska Ede: The Joseph Story: Diaspora Novella-Patriarchal Story-Exodus Narrative (Part I) − Reinhard Kratz: The Joseph Story: Diaspora Novella-Patriarchal Story-Exodus Narrative (Part II) − Thomas Römer: How »Persian« or »Hellenistic« is the Joseph Narrative? − Lauren Monroe: Stripping off the Robe: New Light on »Joseph the Hebrew« and the bet-yosef − Samuel Arnet: Aspects of Jewish Identity in the Joseph Story − Safwat Marzouk: Forced Migration and Reconciliation in the Joseph Narrative − Konrad Schmid: Sapiential Anthropology in the Joseph Story − Camille Guérin: The Joseph Story from an Egyptological Perspective − Bernd Schipper: Joseph in Egypt: A Critical Evaluation of the Classical Parallels and a New Interpretation

Open Access Publications of the Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project

 [First posted in AWOL 18 January 2019, updates 22 October 2021]

Open Access Publications of the Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project

Index of publications on this webserver

HÄUBER, Chrystina (2017): Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. With Contributions by Nicola Barbagli, Frederick E. Brenk, Amanda Claridge, Filippo Coarelli, Luca Sasso D'Elia, Vincent Jolivet, Franz Xaver Schütz, and Raimund Wünsche and Comments by Rafed El-Sayed, Angelo Geißen, John Pollini, Rose Mary Sheldon, R.R.R. Smith, Walter Trillmich, Miguel John Versluys, and T.P. Wiseman, FORTVNA PAPERS vol. II (München: Hochschule München, 2017). HÄUBER, Chrystina (2014): Bibliography Franz X. Schütz, 2014, Why work with geographers in reconstructions and visualizations of ancient Rome? An application of the landscape(t)-model HÄUBER, Chrystina, SCHÜTZ, Franz X., WINDER, Gordon M. (eds.) (2014): Reconstruction and the Historic City: Rome and Abroad - an interdisciplinary approach. München. (= BWM Bd. 6) HÄUBER, Chrystina 2013, Archäologische Stadtforschung. Teil I: Das Beispiel Rom HÄUBER, Chrystina, SCHÜTZ, Franz-Xaver, WINDER, Gordon M. (eds.) 2012, The International Symposium Reconstruction and the Historic City: Rome and Abroad - an interdisciplinary approach. Abstracts * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2012, Reconstruction and Visualization of the Horti Sallustiani in Rome - a digital and diachronic topography (Rekonstruktion und Visualisierung der Horti Sallustiani in Rom - eine digitale und diachrone Topographie) Bibliographie / Bibliografie / Bibliography / Bibliografia HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011, The Horti of Maecenas on the Esquiline Hill in Rome * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011,The Horti of Maecenas: the ancient structures and buildings within their area (catalogue nos. 1-58) that are visible on the here published maps, some remarks on the maps, on the database and on the bibliography * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011,The Horti of Maecenas: Explanations for the maps * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011, "Die Horti des Maecenas auf dem Esquilin in Rom - eine diachrone Topographie" ("The Horti of Maecenas on the Esquiline in Rome - a diachronic topography") Bibliographie / Bibliografie / Bibliography / Bibliografia SCHÜTZ, Franz Xaver (2008): Zum Regensburger und Kölner Stadtgrundriss. Eine GIS-gestütze Untersuchung (zugl. Univ.-Diss., Philosophische Fakultät III, Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Geographie, Universität Regensburg mit dem Titel: Entwicklung und Erprobung neuer digitaler Methoden zur geographischen Stadtgrundrissanalyse mit Fallbeispielen aus Regensburg und Köln. Eine GIS-gestützte Untersuchung). HÄUBER, Chrystina 2005, Das Archäologische Informationssystem `AIS ROMA´: Esquilin, Caelius, Capitolium, Velabrum, Porta Triumphalis, Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale (BullCom) 106, 2005, S. 9-59. HÄUBER, Ruth Christine 1991, Horti Romani. Die Horti Maecenatis und die Horti Lamiani auf dem Esquilin. Geschichte, Topographie, Statuenfunde (Köln 1991).

Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project

 [First posted in AWOL 8 July 2015, updated 22 October 2021 (new URLs)]
 
Chrystina Häuber & Franz Xaver Schütz
Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom by Chrystina Häuber
Die Klassische Archäologin Dr. Chrystina Häuber (jetzt Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität [LMU] München, Department für Geographie) und der Geograph und Programmierer Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz (Hochschule München, Fakultät für Geoinformation und FORTVNA Research Center for Archaeological Information Systems Regensburg) haben die Forschungsprojekte "FORTVNA" (1994-2001) und "The Eastern Part of the Mons Oppius in Rome" (2001-2003) gemeinsam durchgeführt. Im Forschungsprojekt "FORTVNA" haben sie das gleichnamige objektorientierte Informationssystem zur Erforschung der Topographie des antiken Rom entwickelt, während das Forschungsprojekt "The Eastern Part of the Mons Oppius in Rome" nach dem Untersuchungsgebiet auf dem Esquilin in Rom benannt war, an dem sie das Informationssystem "FORTVNA" erprobt haben. Um die erzielten Resultate in Karten umzusetzen, begannen sie 2003 mit dem laufenden Forschungsprojekt "AIS ROMA"...