Ben White’s “How to Read a Book”

Doctoral candidate Ben White’s article, “How to Read a Book: Irenaeus and the Pastoral Epistles Reconsidered,” will appear in this fall’s Vigiliae Christianae.

White is a doctoral candidate in Ancient Mediterranean Religions.  His 2009 article “Reclaiming Paul?: Reconfiguration as Reclamation in 3 Corinthians,” which appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies, also won the North American Patristics Society’s “Best First Article” Award.

Steven Werlin Wins Hershel Shanks Prize

Steven H. Werlin received the Biblical Archaeology Society’s 2010 Hershel Shanks Prize for his paper, “Appetite for Destruction? The Archaeological Evidence for Jewish Iconoclasm.”

The Biblical Archaeology Society awards the Hershel Shanks Prize to the author of the paper judged best on the archaeology of late antique Judaism and the Talmudic period.  Werlin’s paper addresses the challenges of identifying iconoclasm in late-antique Palestinian synagogues.  He will receive the $2500 prize, supported by a contribution from Sami Rohr of Bal Harbour, FL, at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research or at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Werlin is a doctoral candidate in Ancient Mediterranean Religions and an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona.  Congratulations, Steve!