Simcha Gross (@Simcha_Gross )

Simcha Gross

Bio Assistant Professor of Ancient Jewish History @Penn @UPennNELC.
Location West Philadelphia
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Account created 20-11-2012 16:32:47
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Twitter Web App : Disheartening experience conforming to the SBL Handbook of Style and realizing how, despite the growing interest in Achaemenid-era contexts, on the one hand, & reception history, on the other, there are almost no abbreviations provided for journals dedicated to Persian or Arabic.

Twitter Web App : Ancient and medieval Zoroastrianism is famous for the practice of 'xwēdōdah,' that is, close-kin or incestuous marriage. As far as I'm aware, the first documentary proof of 'xwēdōdah' was recently discovered in a legal text written in Pahlavi from 8th-century Tabaristan 1/

Sprout Social : Although the name “Eva Frank” may be unfamiliar to many, followers of this revered feminine figure carried a small portrait of her, like the Virgin Mary’s. Even US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis had such a portrait.

Twitter Web App : 3rd BCE papyrus (P.Cair. Zen. 4.59762) listing the numbers of bricks received each day of the week in the Fayum village of Philadelphia.

The writer was Jewish, as instead of the numbers of bricks received on the 7th day, it says: Sabbath (Σάββατα).…

Twitter Web App : TIL that in Israel, Philo of Alexandria has a Hebrew name: Yedidiah/ידידיה, or friend/beloved of God.

Both city streets and a village have been named after him (כפר ידידיה).

This name was 1st given to Philo in the 16th c., as part of Philo's reclamation in Jewish sources.