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Nina Ayoub’s February 22nd Nota Bene column in The Chronicle of Higher Education features Laura Hobgood-Oster’s Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition.

“While the Bible includes exemplary animals, such as Balaam’s ass, the ravens that feed Elijah, or the lions that demur before Daniel, Hobgood-Oster finds a larger menagerie in noncanonical sources. Even if Apocryphal texts never made a final cull, she argues, they had a lasting impact on popular Christianity.”

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