Digital Humanist Wanted

This job announcement came to my attention via the NASCAS e-mail list, and I thought it worth sharing here. The Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is seeking a Digital Humanist (f/m; 50%) with experience in XML-technologies and the development of language corpora. You will join an internationally networked team, pursuing [Read More…]

PAVONe

Via NASCAS I learned of the following web resource: I am pleased to inform you that [the] Digital humanities Center at the University of Balamand has publicly and successfully launched “PAVONe”, Platform of the Arabic Versions of the New Testament. The following is a general overview of the database : The “About” section: It includes a [Read More…]

The Creation “Museum” vs. the Bible

Ben Stanhope drew the above photo of a display at the Creation Museum to my attention. It is truly illustrative of the character of young-earth creationism. They claim to be all about the Bible, and yet they can’t be bothered to get the Biblical text correct in a display like this one, and don’t know enough about [Read More…]

The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary

I was delighted to see the following in the latest De Gruyter catalog: I have no idea why it is in the “church history” section of the catalog. But it is good that this project is so close to being wrapped up and completed that the publisher has begun spreading the word about what I am [Read More…]

Steve Reich, Tehillim

Indiana University has an interesting archive featuring Steve Reich’s exploration of the Psalms. And the recent Past Forward composer spotlight on Reich is also very interesting. [Read more…]

Tolkien Have Mercy

Dănuţ Mănăstireanu drew my attention to the video above. It is striking how its creator felt that this music – Kyrie Eleison – fit well in conjunction with scenes from the Lord of the Rings. What do you make of the juxtaposition? [Read more…]

Learning Ancient Greek as a Spoken Language

I have been meaning ever since I got back from SBL to blog about some fantastic books that have been published by the Conversational Koine Institute and GlossaHouse. But then I saw these: One of the most impressive items that I saw at SBL this year, and purchased there, is their Speak Koine Greek: A Conversational [Read More…]

ΚΑΤΑ ΣΑΔΔΟΥΚΑΙΩΝ

A work by Mikis Theodorakis, drawn to my attention by Siobhan Dowling Long and John Sawyer in their volume, The Bible in Music. [Read more…]

Passion According to Mary

Finding music related to the Bible is easy. Coming across a composition in Syriac, on the other hand, is a real rarity. And so I had to draw your attention to this piece by Zad Moultaka. [Read more…]

The Mandaean Book of John: Table of Contents

The entire draft of the English translation of the Mandaean Book of John is still not available online. But I thought I would nevertheless provide a table of contents linking to the chapters that are there, for those who may be interested in perusing them. The Mandaean Book of John 00. Dedication 01. Truth’s Questions [Read More…]