[First posted in AWOL 9 March 2014, updated 10 November 2017]
The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies
The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies intends to promote the hermeneutical approach to the study of the Scriptures generally known as Inductive Biblical Studies. By Inductive Biblical Study (IBS) we mean the hermeneutical movement initiated by William Rainey Harper and Wilbert Webster White that was embodied in the curriculum of The Biblical Seminary in New York founded in 1900. This approach had precursors in the history of interpretation and has since the beginning of the twentieth-century enjoyed widespread dissemination, being taught at such institutions as Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Fuller Theological Seminary, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Azusa Pacific University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, as well as hundreds of other institutions and organizations around the world. For more detailed description of IBS, see Bauer and Traina, Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011) and the IBS website at http://www.inductivebiblicalstudy.com/.
Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2017) Winter
[First posted in AWOL 20 April 2012. Updated 10 November 2017]
Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD)
The Journal of Open Archaeology Data (JOAD) features peer reviewed data papers describing archaeology datasets with high reuse potential. We are working with a number of specialist and institutional data repositories to ensure that the associated data are professionally archived, preserved, and openly available. Equally importantly, the data and the papers are citable, and reuse will be tracked. While still in beta phase, the journal is now accepting papers. We will also be adding new functionality over the next few weeks, and refining the look and feel.
al-rāfidān: Journal of Western Asiatic Studies
イラク古代文化研究所では1980年以降、研究所の紀要としてラーフィダーンal-Rafidan: Journal of Western Asiatic Studiesを年一回発行しています。
Research Institute Research Institute RAFIDAN al-Rafidan: Journal of Western Asiatic Studies is issued once a year as a bulletin after 1980 by Iraqi ancient culture.
To contribute to development of art and science, space is being opened to a contribution applicant outside the place widely, too. I don't ask about contribution qualification. Please see back of the book of each PDF file ""RAFIDAN" edit policy" for more information.
New Entry in Maps for Text Series
The Center is excited to announce a new addition to the Maps for Texts series, an interactive web map of Hierokles’ Synekdemos, available here. The map follows Hierokles’ text in Ernest Honigmann’s edition (Brussels, 1939), and aims to supersede his four maps. With the Center’s Map Tiles as its base, the map marks all cities and regions which may identified and located with at least some confidence according to the Barrington Atlas and related publications listed below. Greek names are transliterated as in the Barrington Atlas (see Directory, p. vii). A full database lists all the place-names in the Synekdemos with references (thus including those that cannot be located and marked on the map). In addition, the text of Honigmann’s edition of the Synekdemos (and of the geographic work of George of Cyprus) is accessible via the Center’s Dropbox. On Hierokles and George of Cyprus, see further briefly, The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, ss. vv.
[First posted in AWOL 13 March 2014, updated 11 November 2017]
The Oriental Institute Coffin Texts Publication Project
With the appearance of this volume, the Oriental Institute marks the true completion of the Egyptian Coffin Texts Project, an international cooperative program begun by James Henry Breasted and Alan H. Gardiner in 1922 and edited by Adriaan De Buck from 1935 until his death in 1959. When published in 1961, volume 7, De Buck’s final volume, was announced as “the last volume of the autographed Coffin Texts in the contemplated Project” (p. vii), although the Oriental Institute had never produced the autographed edition of Pyramid Texts within the Coffin Text corpus that had been explicitly promised in the introduction to volume 1. Assumed to comprise a “distinct” and “foreign body” within the Coffin Texts, these long-lived spells were “reserved for later” (p. xi). After a lapse of forty years, a formally renewed Coffin Texts Project was authorized by the director in 2001, with the goal of completing the Oriental Institute’s outstanding commitments. The translation volume once envisioned and entrusted to Tjalling Bruinsma had been rendered unnecessary by the publications of Raymond O. Faulkner in 1969 (Pyramid Texts) and 1973 –1978 (Coffin Texts), which serve to engage scholars and laymen alike. Glossaries, bibliographies, symposia, and detailed textual studies appeared, but the critical edition of middle Kingdom Pyramid Texts remained unaccomplished. by careful examination of the Oriental Institute’s original collation sheets and unpublished sources from Lisht, James P. Allen, after years of concentrated study, has now fulfilled the task admirably. It is hoped that the new edition stimulates discussion not only of the longevity of the Pyramid Texts, but of the nature of the Coffin Texts themselves. While breasted insisted that the Pyramid Texts were “sharply distinguished” from the Coffin Texts, the frequent appearance of “Pyramid Texts” on coffins (among the narrowly defined “Coffin Texts”) leaves this opinion open to question. ironically, the one coffin acquired in Chicago by Breasted for study by the Coffin Texts Project (OIM 12072) contained only “Pyramid Texts” and was therefore excluded from the initial seven volumes. Now at last these Middle Kingdom texts on a coffin can be examined among the “Coffin Texts.”
Robert K. Ritner
Director, The Egyptian Coffin Texts Project, 2001– 2006
[Preface to volume 8]
And for an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see
[First posted in AWOL 11 June 2013, updated 12 November 2017
New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room
This site is devoted to the study of Greek New Testament manuscripts. The New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room is a place where scholars can come to find the most exhaustive list of New Testament manuscript resources, can contribute to marking attributes about these manuscripts, and can find state of the art tools for researching this rich dataset.
While our tools are reasonably functional for anonymous users, they provide additional features and save options once a user has created an account and is logged in on the site. For example, registered users can save transcribed pages to their personal account and create personalized annotations to images.
Glossary of Linear A Mino-Hurrian (draft - v1)
Arnaud Fournet (November 2017)
Abstract: The draft lists the Hurrian-looking words present in a
number of LinearA inscriptions. I
Inscriptions according to Peter Van Soesbergen (2016) Minoan Linear A.
Preliminary remarks about epigraphy Generally speaking, the phonetic
values of LinearB can be accepted for LinearA incriptions. There are
nevertheless a number of exceptions: (1) the LinearB q-series should
be analyzed as a LinearA ḫ-series, (2) the LinearB sign ja is (always)
to be read as LinearA ba , (3) the LinearB sign nwa is (always) to be
read as LinearA naw, (4) the LinearB sign jo is (always) to be read as
LinearA niw, (5) the sign i is (possibly always) to be read se ,
On account of these emended readings, the string is to be read , or
even ‘for my father(hood)’, and the string is to be read :
SugriTeseb(i/a) = Šugri-Teššub ‘Teššub protect(s/ed) [him]’. These
emended readings are here taken as a given, and their wellfoundedness
will not be discussed.
The places where Mino-Hurrian can be found It must be emphasized that
a number of inscriptions are *not* interpretable as Hurrian. They are
usually located in the north-western half of Crete, while those
interpretable as Hurrian are mostly in the south-eastern half. For
example, (KH 9), (KH 11) are highly perplexing from a Hurrian
perspective. Quite oddly, Phaistos (Linear A–B) , though possibly
etymologizable as being from Hurrian pa-(h)išt- ‘to build’, does not
seem to reveal much that is interpretable as Hurrian.
A Critique of Archaeological Reason: Structural, Digital and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record
Editor: Giorgio Buccellati
Associate editor: Laerke Recht
Version 1: June 2017
Reserved access here for work in progress on Version 2.
This website is conceived in the first place as a companion to the volume A Critique of Archaeological Reason (CAR), Cambridge University Press 2017. As such, it provides a documentary basis for the argument presented in essay form in the book itself, and expands on specific themes and other aspects.
A second goal of the website is to serve as a tool for research in this area, offering a venue for the scholarly publication of data and ideas regarding archaeological theory.
This introduction explains the basic goals of the project.
For a list of topics in this section, please refer to the outline in the lower left side bar, highlighted in yellow.
Please note: if you are looking for a specific reference from the printed volume, please refer to the Notes section at the top of the left side bar
Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age
Gojko Barjamovic, Thomas Chaney, Kerem Coşar, Ali Hortaçsu
October 26, 2017
We analyze a large dataset of commercial records produced by Assyrian merchants in the 19th Century BCE. Using the information collected from these records, we estimate a structural gravity model of long-distance trade in the Bronze Age. We use our structural gravity model to locate lost ancient cities. In many instances, our structural estimates confirm the conjectures of historians who follow different methodologies. In some instances, our estimates confirm one conjecture against others. Confronting our structural estimates for ancient city sizes to modern data on population, income, and regional trade, we document persistent patterns in the distribution of city sizes across four millennia, even after controlling for time-invariant geographic attributes such as agricultural suitability. Finally, we offer evidence in support of the hypothesis that large cities tend to emerge at the intersections of natural transport routes, as dictated by topography.
Afrique: Archéologie & Arts
Afrique : Archéologie & Arts est une revue annuelle dédiée à l’archéologie et aux arts d’Afrique. Elle rend compte de la diversité des cultures anciennes du continent en s'appuyant sur des disciplines connexes (géomorphologie, archéométrie...), privilégiant, pour l'étude des productions artistiques, les méthodes de l’histoire de l’art. Fondée par l’équipe Afrique de l’UMR 7041 du CNRS, elle regroupe des travaux originaux, des synthèses, des cahiers thématiques et présente les écrits universitaires de qualité soutenus dans l’année. Ces textes – en français ou en anglais – sont accompagnés d’une abondante documentation iconographique.
Afrique : Archéologie & Arts paraît en version imprimée et en version numérique. Les anciens numéros de la collection seront prochainement numérisées et accessibles sur le site.
Numéros en texte intégral
[First posted in AWOL 22 October 2014, updated 14 November 2017]
Publications of the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the University Museum,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia to Mesopotamia: Ur Excavations
Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur Excavations II: The Royal Cemetery, Text.ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur Excavations II: The Royal Cemetery, Plates..ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur excavations IV: The Early Periods.ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur Excavations V: The ziggurat and its surroundings.1939.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur Excavations VI: The Ur III Period.ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960; Mallowan, Max.Ur Excavations VII: The Old Babylonian Period.ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960.Ur Excavations VIII: The Kassite Period.ETANA.1927.
- Woolley, Leonard, Sir 1880-1960 Ur Excavations IX: The Neo-Basbylonian and Persian Periods. AMAR, 1962
[First posted in AWOL 30 December 2015, updated 14 November 2017]
Bibliotheca Augustiniana nace de una inquietud por difundir y fomentar las nuevas voces de la Investigación Humanística local y regional en los campos de interés de la Biblioteca Agustiniana de Buenos Aires (Patrística, Filosofía e Historia Medieval, Arte Sacro, Historia de la Iglesia y en particular, Historia de las Órdenes Monásticas y Mendicantes). Ha sido concebida como una publicación enteramente digital, de acceso y descarga gratuita. Luego de 4 años de trabajo y 7 números editados semestralmente, a partir de 2017, la revista, pasará a tener una periodicidad anual, con importantes cambios en su staff y diseño.
Número 1, Julio-Diciembre 2013
Número 2, Enero-Junio 2014
Número 3, Julio-Diciembre 2014
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Three Huge Volumes of Stoic Writings by Seneca Now Free Online, Thanks to Tim Ferriss
"The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today," wrote Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger. "You are arranging what is in Fortune's control and abandoning what lies in yours." That still much-quoted observation from the first-century Roman philosopher and statesman, best known simply as Seneca, has a place in a much larger body of work. Seneca's writings stand, along with those of Zeno, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, as a pillar of Stoic philosophy, a system of thinking which emphasizes the primacy of personal virtue and the importance of observing oneself objectively and mastering, instead of being mastered by, one's own emotions.
The Stoics found their way of life beneficial indeed in the harsh reality of more than 2,000 years ago, but Stoicism loses none of its value when practiced by those of us living today.
At its core, it teaches you how to separate what you can control from what you cannot, and it trains you to focus exclusively on the former," writes self-improvement maven Tim Ferriss in his introduction to The Tao of Seneca, the three-volume collection of Seneca's letters, illustration and lined modern commentary, that he's just published free on the internet. (For instructions on how to upload them to your Kindle, see this page.)
Draft of a declaration by the founding authors of A Homer commentary in progress
2017.11.14 | By Gregory NagyThis draft of mine is meant as a first step leading toward a more formal declaration shared by the three founding authors of A Homer commentary in progress: Douglas Frame, Leonard Muellner, Gregory Nagy. The signatures for our joint declaration are represented by thumbnail images of the covers for three books of ours centering on Homer. The books are listed below in the Bibliography for my draft, where the URN is indicated for each one of the three books: Frame 2009, Muellner 1996, Nagy 1990. [full article here]
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