Tag Archives: Jewish Festivals

Is Every Day a Festival? (Phun with Philo)

In his work on the Special Laws of the Torah (De specialibus legibus), Philo enumerates 10 festivals he finds described in the Law. The first, he says, might surprise the reader: “This festival is every day” (2.41). He goes on … Continue reading

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2013 Annual SBL Plans

I’m looking forward to this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. This year the Society meets in Baltimore from Nov 23-26. I will be presenting a paper in the Early Jewish Christian Relations section, chaired by Judy … Continue reading

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The Festivals as Participation in Divine Life

I am currently on a year-long sabbatical from teaching. Besides several articles, my major research project is my doctoral thesis for Durham University. I am writing on the way that apocalyptic and mystical groups in early Judaism interpreted the Jewish … Continue reading

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My RBL Review of God’s Timetable by Daniel Stramara

If you’re interested in the Book of Revelation or the Jewish feasts, you may want to check out my just-published review of a new book by Daniel Stramara, God’s Timetable: The Book of Revelation and the Feast of Seven Weeks.  Although my … Continue reading

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