Christopher B. Zeichmann

University of Toronto

SBL Presentation

Posted by on Monday, November 17th, 2014

I will be presenting a paper at SBL in San Diego this coming weekend, titled “Centurion as Rank of Peace? Social and Ideological Underpinnings of a New Testament Trope.” It will be in the Synoptic Gospels section  (S22-244) on Saturday.   Here is the abstract: More than anywhere else in the New Testament, the passion […]

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Update on Military Inscription Discovered in Jerusalem.

Posted by on Friday, November 7th, 2014

Here is the additional information I have found:   Text: [1st hand] Imp(eratori) Cae[sari divi Traiani] | Parthic(i) [f(ilio) divi Nerv]ae nep(oti) | Traiano [Hadri]ano August(o) | pont(ifici) ma[x(imo)] trib(unicia) pot(estate) XIIII | c[o(n)s(uli)] III p(atri) p(atriae) | l[eg(io) X F]reten[sis] [2nd hand] [Antoninia]na{e} Translation: [1st hand] To the Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, son […]

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New military inscription discovered in Jerusalem

Posted by on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

From the Jerusalem Post.  The English translation reads: To the Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, son of the deified Traianus Parthicus, grandson of the deified Nerva, high priest, invested with tribunician power for the 14th time, consul for the third time, father of the country [dedicated by] the Tenth Legion Fretensis Antoniniana.   I hope […]

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Jews in the Early Roman Army, Part I: Unambiguous Instances in the Diaspora

Posted by on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

I’ve found a number of inter-related issues frustrating when writing my dissertation around the question of who constitutes relevant data for discussion of Palestine and the early Roman Empire.  I’m planning a short series of blog posts around the authenticity politics of Judaism and the Roman army. To start, it is commonly assumed that Jews […]

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P.Yadin 11 on Magonius Valens

Posted by on Monday, August 18th, 2014

Welcome to the inaugural post of my new blog.  I wanted to start it off with a look at a fascinating papyrus originating from the Judaean village of Ein Gedi from 6 May 124 CE.  It was published as P.Yadin 11, but the official SBL Handbook abbreviation is 5/6Ḥev 11.  The monumental work of the […]

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