Christian Apocrypha at the 2011 SBL

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is less than a month away. Here are the sessions related to the Christian Apocrypha: Nov. 20 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts/Christian Apocrypha Theme: Apocrypha in the Syriac Tradition F. Stanley Jones, California State University-Long Beach, Presiding Nicholas J. Zola, Baylor University: “Tatian’s “Second-to-Last” Supper: The Diatessaron and the Crucifixion Chronology”Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Northern Arizona University: “The Diatessaron in Early Manichaean Art and Text” Jonathan K. Henry, University of Pennsylvania: “Bound and Free: Patterns of Conversion and Conduct in the Theology of the Syriac […]

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In Memory of John Kevin Coyle

From Pierluigi Piovanelli, University of Ottawa: Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am extremely saddened to announce that Professor John Kevin Coyle, of St. Paul University, has suddenly passed away in the night of Wednesday, October 20. Those who have known Kevin will remember him not only as a great scholar – he had just published in 2009 the volume Manichaeism and Its Legacy, a collection of his articles on Manichaeism in Brill’s prestigious series Nag Hammadi and Manichean Studies – but also and especially as a warm and generous person, a true gentleman. This is a terrible loss for all […]

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Update on Handwriting Analyses of Secret Mark

Allan Pantuck passed along to me a few links to the BAR website with recent articles on the handwriting analyses of the Secret Mark manuscript (or better, photographs of the manuscript) commissioned by BAR. The first is Peter Jeffery's response to the results (from April). The second is an editorial by Hershel Shanks comparing the conflict over the text to debate on who wrote Shakespeare's plays.

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