At the CBA Summer Session in Santa Clara CA

by Bible.In.Its.Traditions

Our Continuing Seminar

As every other year, we held a continuing seminar during the CBA Session at the begining of August.
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IMPRESSIVE Fr.Kevin Stephens commenting on the wonderful technology which he has been creating for our programme for ten years and its further steps.

Fr. Kevin Stephens and fr. O.T. Venard led the sessions, and the programme included prof. Martin Albl, who has nearly finished James, and prof. Marc Girard, who presented thrilling points in the reception history of a psalmic motif : "Christ as a worm!"

The newest item ot this year's continuing seminar was a lively presentation of prof. Jean-François Racine's doctoral seminar using the B.E.S.T. Platform.
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J.-F. Racine (facing) with two of his students : Sr. Sarah Kohles (seated) and Eric Sias (speaking)

The pedagogic utilizations of our platform — both as a teaching instrument for biblical hermeneutics and as a tool for researchers — are now so exciting that we envisage to present them to a future S.B.L. Congress, maybe as early as in 2017.

During the same session our Pauline expert, Fr. Gregory Tatum (École biblique) delivered two remarkable talks, especially one on "Justification and the Faith of Christ"

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Fr. G. Tatum, on the 8th of August, Santa Clara CBA 2016 Summer session

Une base pour une "archéologie digitale"?

Ce fut l'occasion de rencontrer Prof. Todd Hanneken de St Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) qui dirige le Jubilees Palimpsest Project, qui utilise la dernière technologie (combinaison de l’imagerie spectrale — infrarouge et ultraviolet— avec la RTI — Reflectance Transformation Imaging— qui détecte l’acidité du document là où il fut encré), pour retrouver tout le texte des Jubilés traduit en latin, mais aussi celui d’un commentaire arien sur Luc, présents en palimpseste sur les 144 folios du codex C 73 INF (BO 253) de la Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Plus généralement, les milliers de palimpsestes déposés dans les bibliothèques lui apparaissent comme des grottes dans le désert offrant des textes perdus, présents sous la surface regrattée des parchemins, mais désormais lisibles !