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Many blogs and social media posts are highlighting the publication of a new book from E. J. Brill, the latest volume in the Digital Biblical Studies series. I’m one of the contributors – my chapter is “Learning from Jesus’ Wife: What Does Forgery Have to Do with the Digital Humanities?” The volume is open access, and so you can read and download the entire book from the E. J. Brill website. Larry Hurtado was very kind to single out my chapter among the contents when he mentioned the book on his blog. The other volumes currently available in the DBS series are also open access.
I had a draft post for some time that was about technology in Biblical Studies, and so I’ve finished it off and included those other things here. I was going to have the title of the post I originally envisaged be “Is It Intertextuality If It Requires Technology To See It?” I hope that the shorter punny reference to texts, tech, and intertextuality is better. But I think the question is still worth asking in its longer form, however one poses it and whatever the headline. We are entering an era in which we can spot similar vocabulary using powerful search algorithms. Does that help, or will it lead us to see things that no ancient...
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