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Mark Letteney


Princeton University

Mark Letteney is a historian of Late Antiquity, focusing on intellectual developments attendant to the rise of imperial Christianity. He is also an archaeologist, co-directing the first excavations of the Pools of Solomon in Palestine and excavating the Roman 6th Legion army base in Israel.

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Palestinian Expedition Quarterly

Solomon's Pools Archaeological Project: A Preliminary Report on the Lower Pool


Published: Jul 05, 2018 by Palestinian Expedition Quarterly
Authors: Mark Letteney and Matthew J. Adams
Subjects: Archaeology

This article offers a preliminary archaeological report on the first excavations of the Pools of Solomon, carried out during the 2017-8 season and directed by Matthew J. Adams and Mark Letteney. Forthcoming Winter 2018.

Rethinking 'Authority' in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Authenticity and authority: the case for dismantling a dubious correlation


Published: Jun 05, 2018 by Rethinking 'Authority' in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Authors: Mark Letteney
Subjects: History, Religion

This chapter considers two divergent streams of tradition, both of which confound a simple correlation between notions textual authenticity and authority in Late Antiquity.

Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Authority in contemporary historiography


Published: Jun 04, 2018 by Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Authors: Mark Letteney and AJ Berkovitz
Subjects: History, Religion

This chapter explores the place of "authority" as a category of historical analysis, and argues that historians would be well served to move "beyond authority" in historical methodology.

Journal of Early Christian Studies

Christians and the Codex: Generic Materiality and Early Gospel Traditions


Published: Jun 04, 2018 by Journal of Early Christian Studies
Authors: Mark Letteney and Matthew D. C. Larsen
Subjects: History, Religion

This article offers a new approach to one of the oldest questions in book history: why do Christians prefer the codex. We offer the concept of "generic materiality," which connects genre with material format, as the starting point for a provocative new solution. Forthcoming Fall 2019.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Review of Uta Heil and Annette von Stockhausen (eds.), Die Synoden im trinitarischen Streit: Über die Etablierung eines synodalen Verfahrens und die Probleme seiner Anwendung im 4. und 5. Jahrhundert


Published: Mar 01, 2018 by Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Authors: Mark Letteney
Subjects: History, Religion

Review of Review of Uta Heil and Annette von Stockhausen (eds.), Die Synoden im trinitarischen Streit: Über die Etablierung eines synodalen Verfahrens und die Probleme seiner Anwendung im 4. und 5. Jahrhundert (De Gruyter, 2017)

Ancient Jew Review

Review of Noel Lenski Constantine and the Cities


Published: Oct 09, 2017 by Ancient Jew Review
Authors: Mark Letteney
Subjects: History, Religion

Review of Noel Lenski's _Constantine and the Cities_ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

Journal of Biblical Literature

Toward a New Scribal Tendency: Reciprocal Corruptions and the Text of 1 Corinthians 8:2–3


Published: Jun 01, 2016 by Journal of Biblical Literature
Authors: Mark Letteney
Subjects: History, Religion

This article demonstrates that there are strong intrinsic and transcriptional grounds to posit the priority of the “shorter text” of 1 Cor 8:2–3 and explores the grounds for the longer text’s appearance in the context of a developing early Christian interest in divine reciprocity in love and knowledge.