Textual History of the Bible Online

The Textual History of the Bible brings together all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, or Hilfswissenschaften, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Textual History of the Bible Online

Trials of Muhammad Ali – research

Do you know about the Center for Research Libraries?

The University of Minnesota Libraries are among the members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which reports that PBS used CRL materials to produce the documentary film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Read about this project from CRL’s site, and borrow the film from Walter SMART Commons (East Bank, University of Minnesota Twin  Cities campus). Learn more about the CRL collections and services you can use in your research!

  • Nation of Islam Paper Featured in Documentary Film
    Some of CRL’s extensive holdings in African-American newspapers were recently put to use in a documentary aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The Trials of Muhammad Ali, produced by Kartemquin Films, explores the period in which the famed fighter went from heavyweight champion of the world and sports icon to a controversial and polarizing political figure. It examines one event in particular: his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, a decision inspired by his membership in the Nation of Islam.
    Read more at the Center for Research Libraries site
  • The trials of Muhammad Ali
    Bill Siegel; Rachel Pikelny; Muhammad Ali 1942-; Aaron Wickenden; Josh Abrams; Kartemquin Films,; Projecto Willis,; Independent Television Service,; Kino Lorber, Inc.,
    New York, NY : Kino Lorber 2014
    TC Walter Sci/Eng Library Smart Learning Commons (GV1132.A44 T75 2013 )
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American Missionaries in Korea exhibit

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유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea
at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central

This free exhibit features lantern slides from the early 20th century, which documented interactions between the Korean people and the American missionaries who made it their life’s work to develop communities.

See the exhibit  through Monday, Aug. 15 at Cargill Hall in Minneapolis Central Library. The gallery is on the second floor of the library and open to all during regular library hours.

The exhibit is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Korea Foundation in collaboration with Minneapolis Central Library. An exhibit celebration was  held Thursday, July 7, 4-6 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room

유대감 (Fellowship) exhibit at Cargill Hall  http://www.hclib.org/about/news/2016/June/korea

Siege of Malta exhibit

Knights, Memory, & the Siege of 1565:

An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta (NEW)
What: Knights, Memory, and the Siege of 1565: An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta
When: June 1 through August 19, 2016
Where: Wilson Library, fourth floor, T.R. Anderson Gallery
Hours: The gallery is open during business hours at the James Ford Bell Library

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This traveling exhibition from the Malta Study Center of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University commemorates the 16th-century siege of the island of Malta by the Ottoman Turks. Materials from the James Ford Bell Library and the Wilson Rare collection are included. For more information visit:

http://www.hmml.org/news–media/-the-malta-study-center-and-james-ford-bell-library-open-great-siege-of-malta-exhibition

Prof. Bernard Levinson article on Temple Scroll

Author: Bernard M. Levinson
Refining the Reconstruction of Col. 2 of the Temple Scroll (11QTa): The Turn to Digital Mapping and Historical Syntax*
Source: Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 1 – 26 Publication Year : 2016
DOI: 10.1163/15685179-12341369
ISSN: 0929-0761 E-ISSN: 1568-5179
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Dr. Levinson Inside the entrance to Cave 11 at Qumran

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Dr. Levinson examining manuscript fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Antiquities Authority Laboratory

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Qumran Cave 11: The unmarked cave where the fascinating manuscript of the Temple Scroll was found

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An overview of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

Qumran Caves Overview

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

Did you know we have this encyclopedia online?  it’s at your fingertips day and night:

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
Contributor: Hugh LaFollette 1948-
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2013
Summary: Covers major philosophical, legal and religious traditions. Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in normative ethics, meta-ethics, and practical ethics. Broad topics include applied ethics, bioethics, business ethics, civil society, continental ethics, environmental ethics, feminist ethics, history of ethics, moral distinctions, moral psychology, moral responsibility, non-western ethics, personal relationships, political ethics, professional ethics, science and ethics, sexuality, social ethics, technology, value of life, and war and violence.
Source: University of Minnesota Catalog

Professor Levinson – Goodman Lecture

“The Uncensored Voice: Suffering, Protest, and Lament in the Hebrew Bible”
CNES Professor Hanne Loeland Levinson to deliver Goodman Lecture at St. Kate’s
Thursday, May 12

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Flyer: Goodman Lecture_2016

The featured speaker at the 2016 Goodman Lecture will be Dr. Hanne Loeland Levinson. Dr. Levinson is an assistant professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. A member of the Center of Jewish Studies at the U of M, Dr. Levinson’s research centers on the academic study of the Hebrew Bible with a focus on gender studies, prophetic literature, and narratives around death and death wishes.

Her first book, Silent or Salient Gender? The Interpretation of Gendered God-Language in the Hebrew Bible, Exemplified in Isaiah 42, 46 and 49 (Mohr Siebeck, 2008), received the  John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008. Currently, she is working on a book with the working title: Wishing for Death or Fighting for Life: Death Wishes in the Hebrew Bible. She has also taught at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, Norway, and has been a visiting scholar at institutions in Israel, South Africa and the U.S.

She fell in love with the literature and ideas of the Hebrew Bible as an undergraduate and continues to be fascinated by these texts in her work as a teacher and scholar of the Hebrew Bible. She is concerned about reading the texts in light of their literary and historical context, but is also interested in the dialogue between contemporary questions and the biblical texts.

More information at https://www.stkate.edu/alumnae/lifelong-learning

This event is free, but tickets are required to ensure seating. Tickets will be available online at oshag.stkate.edu or by phone at 651-690-6700 closer to the date of the lecture.

 

Dead Sea Scrolls title

Announcement from Brill Publications:

Winner of the 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award
Winner of the Frank Moore Cross Award for Best Book in Biblical Studies from ASOR

We are proud to announce that Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2015 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program. Out of over 7,000 reviews in Choice during the previous calendar year, only 10% are selected as “Outstanding Academic Titles” and published in the Choice January issue each year.

The University of Minnesota Libraries owns a print copy and provides online access to this book.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the developmental composition of the Bible
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 169.
Eugene Ulrich 1938-
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum
Leiden ; Boston : Brill 2015
print: Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto BS410 .V452 ) Check for availability:
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