Monday, May 30, 2016

Transcription of TgLam from Urb. 1

Transcription of TgLam from Urb. 1
By Christian Brady
The Text of Targum Lamentations from
MS Codex Vaticanus Urbinas Hebr. 1
This text is from the MS Urb. 1, represented without the vocalization. There is the occasional meaningless error in the MSS which I have omitted from this transcription, such as the additional ל in 1.3, and I have expanded the ligature formed at the end of ישראל by the combination of א ל. For more details concerning the MS see Brady, Vindicating God, Appendix 1, and the Introduction and Notes to Étan Levine’s facsimile edition, The Targum of the Five Megillot. It is this facsimile which I used for my readings.
פרק א
‏1 אמר ירמיהו נביא וכהנא רבא איכדין אתגזר על ירושלם ועל עמהא לאתדנא בתירוכין ולמספד עליהון איכה היכמה דאתדנן אדם וחוה דאתרכו מגנתא דעדן ואספד עלויהון מרי עלמא איכה ענת‏ מדת דינא‏ וכן אמרת על סגיאות חובהא אשתדר ומה דבגוהא בגין תהא יתבא בלחודהא כגבר דמכתש סגירו על בסריה דבלחודוהי יתיב וקרתא דהוה מליא אוכלוסין ועממין סגיאין אתרוקנת מנהון והות דמיא כארמלא ודמתרברבא בעמיא ושליטא באפרכיא והוון מסקין לה מסין הדרת למהוי מכיכא ולמתן לה כרגא בתר דנא‏
‏2 כד שלח משה נביא עזגדין לאללא ית ארעא תבו עזגדיא ואסיקו טיב ביש על ארעא דישראל וההוא ליליא תשעא יומין באב הוה וכד שמעו עמא בית ישראל ית בשורתא בישתא הדא דאתבשרו על ארעא דישראל נטלו עמא ית קלהון ובכו עמא בית ישראל בליליא ההוא מן יד תקיף רוגזא דיי עלויהון וגזר למהוי בכן בליליא הדא לדריהון על חורבן בית מוקדשא וכדו אתאמר בנבואה לירמיהו כהנא רבא למהוי חריבא ירושלם על ידוי דנבוכד נצר רשיעא אין לא תייבין בתתובא מן יד עאל אוכח לעמא בית ישראל וסריבו לקבלא בכן עאל נבוכד נצר רשיעא וצדא ית ירושלם ובית מקדשא אוקיד בנורא בתשע יומין בירחא דאב וביה בליליא בכיאת כנשתא דישראל בכותא ודמעא זליג על לסתהא לית די ימלל תנחומין על לבהא מן כל טעוותא די רחימת למיזל בתריהון ובגין כן כל חברהא ארשיעו בהא אתהפכו למהוי לה לבעיל דבבין‏
‏3 אזלו בית יהודה בגלותא על דהוו מענן יתמין וארמלן ועל סגיאות פולחנא דהוו מפלחין באחיהון בני ישראל דאזדבנו להון ולא קרו חירותא לעבדיהון ולאמהתהון דהוו מזרעית ישראל ובגין כן אף אנון אתמסרו ביד עממיא וכנשתא דבית יהודה יתבא בגו עממיא ולא אשכחת נייח מפולחנא קשיא דשעבידו יתה‏ [וכל דהוה רדיף יתה אדביקו יתה‏]‏ כד היא מתחבאה בין תחומיא ואעיקו לה‏
‏4 כל זמן דהות ירושלם מתבניא סריבו בני ישראל למסק לאתחזאה קדם יי תלת זמנין בשתא ועל חוביהון דישראל אתצדיאת ירושלם ואתעבידו שבילי ציון אבילן מדלית עאיל בה בזמן מועדיא כל תרעהא צדיין וכהנתא אניחן על דבטילו קורבניא בתולתא ספדן על דפסקו למפק בחמשא עשר יומא באב וביומא דכפור דהוא בעשרא יומין בתשרי לחנגא בחנגין אף איהיא מריר לבא לחדא‏
‏5 הוו מעיקהא מתמנן עלהא לרישין ובעלי דבבהא הוו יתבין בשלוה ארום יי תבר יתה על סגי]אות‏[‏ מרודהא רבייהא אזלו בשבייתא קדם מעיקא‏
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

UNESCO World Heritage Map of Greece: Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

UNESCO World Heritage Map of Greece: Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List
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TAY Project - Türkiye Arkeolojik Yerleşmeleri - Archaeological Settlements of Turkey

 [First posted in AWOL 17 March 2013, updated 29 May 2016]

TAY Project - Türkiye Arkeolojik Yerleşmeleri - Archaeological Settlements of Turkey
http://www.tayproject.org/imgif/tayorta.gif
Türkiye Arkeolojik Yerleşmeleri (TAY) Projesi, dünya kültür emanetlerinin önemli bir parçası olan Türkiye kültür varlıklarının bulgularının, kronolojik bir envanterinin çıkartılması ve bu bilginin uluslararası platformda paylaşılması amacına yönelik olarak tasarlanmıştır. En azından 400.000 yıl eskiye uzanan kültürel verileri barındıran Anadolu ve Trakya toprakları üzerinde, 1800'lerin ilk yarısından başlayan araştırmaların sonuçları ile çağdaş yüzey araştırmaları ve kazıların bilgileri dağınık ve çoğunlukla ulaşılamaz durumdadır. Birçok yerleşmenin yeri bilinmemekte, birçoğu da tahribatın/yapılaşmanın kurbanı olmuş ya da olmaktadır. Bu tahribata karşı ve bu emanetleri korumaya yönelik öncelikle yapılabilecek en önemli çalışma, kültürel verilerin merkezi bir yapı içinde toplanması ve derlenmesidir: Belgeleme olmadan koruma olmaz. İlk kez bu projeyle, Türkiye arkeolojik yerleşmeleri, höyükler, tümülüsler, anıtlar, mezarlıklar, ören yerleri, yerleşme yerleşme, höyük höyük, tümülüs tümülüs belgelenmektedir. 

The TAY (Archaeological Settlements of Turkey) Project was set up to build a chronological inventory of findings for the cultural heritage of Turkey - an important component of World Heritage sites - and to share this information with the international community.

Although both Anatolia and Thrace have revealed cultural traces dating to at least 400.000 years ago, results from early 19th century investigations as well as data generated by current surveys and excavations are neither well organised nor easily accessible. The locations of many sites remain unknown, while many of them have been and continue to be destroyed, taking their undiscovered secrets with them. In order to stop this cycle, it is essential to collect and compile all available cultural heritage information to establish and maintain a central inventory: if we do not document, we cannot protect. TAY project's central aim is to thoroughly document all archaeological settlements within Turkey (such as mounds, monuments, tumuli, cemeteries, etc.). 
























Progetto Sinleqiunnini: Digital Cuneiform Archives

 [First posted in AWOL 17 Mrch 2013, updated 29 My 2016]

Progetto Sinleqiunnini: Digital Cuneiform Archives
http://www.pankus.com/images/Cuneiform.gif

Acknowledgements

Sinleqiunnini started as a project of Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale". The project was later joined by Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and is currently hosted by its server. Funding has been provided by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR)
The software has been designed by Francesco Di Filippo, who is in charge of its maintenance in the framework of the research activities promoted by CNR-ISMA (Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico).

Online Databases


  • Ebla Digital Archives

  • The database is intended to include all texts so far published belonging to the 3rd millennium royal archives of Ebla/Tell Mardikh. Texts are reproduced in the same sequence as in the individual volumes of the series Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi published by the “Italian Archaeological Mission to Syria” of the Sapienza University of Rome. The seven ARET volumes currently included in the database will be gradually followed by other volumes published in the past years and by text editions that have appeared in other series (such as MEE), in monographs or in journals.
  • Middle Euphrates Digital Archive

  • The database includes all Emar texts so far published and collections from: tell Munbaqa, tell Hadidi, tell Faqous, tell el-Qitar, tell Bazi and Umm el-Marra.
  • LiBER | Linear B Electronic Resources

  • LiBER is a CNR-ISMA project which aims at producing an integrated database of Linear B documents, with the ultimate goal of providing scholars, and all those who are interested in the Mycenaean world, with an updated edition of the Linear B documents, along with a new set of search tools. Individual texts are supplied with transcriptions, critical apparatus, photographs as well as, whenever possible, with all the relevant information about findspots, scribes, chronologies, inventory numbers and places of preservation. The database can be searched by series of documents, syllabic sequences, logograms, scribes and findspots, while search results can be displayed both as lists of texts and interactive maps.

Digital Classicist wiki Sprint 31 May

Digital Classicist wiki Sprint
As you may recall, the first Tuesday of every month sees interested List members getting together for an hour or two (in so-called online "sprints") to work on improving the content of the Digital Classicist wiki (https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/). For this month, however, this event is taking place on the last Tuesday, i.e. 31 May, and is dedicated to a particular theme: ancient geography.

Anyone interested in participating should:

1. Request (if you don't already have one) an editing account on the wiki, by getting in touch in advance with Gabriel Bodard ([log in to unmask]). 
2. Join, anytime between 16–18h London time (= 17–19CEST = 11–13EDT = 10–12CDT etc.), the #Digiclass chatroom  (instructions here: https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/DigiClass_IRC_Channel), where you can work synchronously with colleagues (or by yourself) to edit or create articles in the DigitalClassicist wiki to do with resources on ancient geography - the geospatial data themselves and the tools for analysing them - created or curated by individuals, projects and/or institutions.

(Of course, you are free to join us to work on other parts of the wiki too!)

Please do extend this invitation to any interested individuals and parties.

We look forward to improving our content with you!

With best wishes,
The Digital Classicist team

Dr Anna Foka
Associate Senior Lecturer
HUMlab
Umeå University 
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
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www.annafoka.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Virtual Magic Bowl Archive

 [First posted in AWOL 17 May 2011. Updated 28 May 2016]

Virtual Magic Bowl Archive
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The Virtual Magic Bowl Archive (VMBA) is a collaborative project involving scholars from Israel and the United Kingdom.
The VMBA was initially established by Dr Dan Levene and hosted by the University of Southampton from 2009. In 2014, it was transferred to the University of Exeter, to be continued under the supervision of Dr Siam Bhayro.
The aim of the VMBA is to provide online resources for those engaged in the study of Aramaic incantation bowls from Sasanian Mesopotamia, perhaps the most important primary source we have for studying the everyday beliefs and practices of the Jewish, Christian, Mandaean, Manichaean, Zoroastrian and Pagan communities on the eve of the Islamic conquests.
While we envisage more features being added over time, the initial resources will focus on some 650 texts that comprise part of the Schøyen Collection, which are currently being prepared for publication by an international team of scholars under the supervision of Professor Shaul Shaked.
The first published volume of incantation bowls from the Schøyen Collection is:
S. Shaked, J.N. Ford and S. Bhayro, Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One (Magical and Religious Literature of Late Antiquity 1; Leiden: Brill, 2013)
For those interested in learning more about the Aramaic incantation bowls, Dr Levene's booklet Curse or Blessing: What's in the Magic Bowl?‌ can be downloaded as a PDF.
Browse the VMBA photographic archive.
See also Pre-Islamic Incantation Bowls for details of our research on the Schøyen Collection’s Aramaic incantation bowls.

Open Access Bibiography: Zenon at the DAI

[First posted in AWOL 12 July 2009. Updated 28 May 2016]

ZENON DAI  [Zentraler Online Katalog]
http://opac.dainst.org/exlibris/aleph/u18_2/alephe/www_f_eng/icon/zenon.gif
The DAI compiles some of the most important bibliographies on archaeology:

Archaeological Bibliography

Bibliography of the Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula

Subject catalogue of the Roman-German Commission

Bibliography of the Archaeology of Eurasia (completed bibliography)

You are now able to search through the Archaeological Bibliography free of charge at the website of the DAI.
Please take a look at our central online catalogue ZENON DAI: opac.dainst.org!

The Archaeological Bibliography is expanded daily by the departments in Rome, Athens, Istanbul and the head office in Berlin, and it comprises titles collected since 1956 (approx. 400,000 titles).

As a result of the involvement of the Athens and Istanbul departments in compiling the bibliography (since spring 2006), considerably more Greek and Turkish journals and monographs have been described and made available for research, in view of the holdings of those libraries. The Archaeological Bibliography is being expanded additionally in the following areas: prehistory/Anatolia and among the oriental cultures: Hittites and Urartu.

In the Archaeological Bibliography you can search for monographs and articles from approx. 2,700 journals and articles from congress reports and festschrifts, etc. The bibliography contains the literature on Graeco-Roman culture and its peripheral cultural and also literature on Etruscan, Minoan and Mycenaean culture, the Anatolian cultures, prehistory and ancient history including epigraphy and numismatics.

Congress reports are now archived more consistently than before, arranged as a whole and described according to content.

Festschrifts and publications by several authors are described according to content if they have a unifying theme.

Reviews are currently not admitted.

See also [March 17, 2010] the DAI's call for feedback on the project.

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