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Old Testament Senior Seminar overview

Old Testament Senior Seminar

This Seminar is chaired on a termly basis by Dr Katharine DellDr James Aitken, and Dr Nathan MacDonald.

It hosts papers from both invited visitors and Cambridge scholars on the broad theme of the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, as well as the historical and archaeological contexts, Hebrew language, reception of the Bible, and some second temple topics.

It is the main gathering for graduate students, scholars and visiting scholars in the University interested in the field of Old Testament studies.

Visitors are welcome to attend, and are invited to contact one of the chairs in advance to introduce themselves. Suggestions of possible speakers or topics may also be made to the chairs.

Related seminars are also hosted by the Cambridge Forum for Jewish Studies.


Lent 2017 Programme:

Meetings will be held in the Faculty of Divinity on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm in the Runcie Room

  • 25th January: 'Rewriting Redemption: The Interpretative Poetics in The Apostrophe to Zion (11Q5,column 22)' ~ Professor Hindy Najman (Oxford)
  • 8th February: 'Distinguishing Wood and Trees in the Waters:  Creation in Biblical Thought' ~ Professor Nick Wyatt (Edinburgh)
  • 22nd February: 'Paradise Rewritten: Genesis 2-3 in Milton and the Earth Bible' ~ Dr Hilary Marlow (Cambridge)

Tyrwitt Lecture:

  • 8th March: 'Sin Consciousness, Self-Alienation, and the Origins of the Introspective Self' ~ Professor Carol Newsom (Emory)


Easter Term 2017 Programme: