Monday, January 04, 2016

Magic and that silver scroll

CANDIDA MOSS: When Christians, Muslims, and Jews Loved Magic. A silver scroll found in Jordan is a reminder of how big the market for ‘magic’ objects was in ancient Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. (The Daily Beast).
The newly discovered scroll may well suggest that Arabs in 8th century Jerash were adopting the religious practices of their Jewish, Christian, Greek, and Roman neighbors. But it also reminds us that one woman’s magic is another woman’s religion.
The discovery of this silver scroll was recently noted and commented on here.