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Old Testament Seminar overview

Old Testament Seminar

This seminar meets on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm in the Runcie Room. The Seminar is chaired on a termly basis by Dr Katharine DellDr James Aitken, and Dr Nathan MacDonald. To receive updates on the seminars and lectures in Biblical and Jewish studies, join our Email list for notifications.

The seminar 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.

Michaelmas 2016 Programme:

  • 12 October - 'The Mobilization of Biblical Scholarship, 1914-18' Andrew Mein (Cambridge)
  • 26 October - 'Where Angels Fear To Tread: Divine Presence in Solomon's Prayer (1 Kings 8)' Ian Wilson (Cambridge)
  • 9 November - 'Can you keep a secret? Ibn Ezra's Deutero-Isaiah' Kim Philips (Cambridge)
  • 30 November - ''Is Saul also Among the Murderers?’  2 Sam 21:1-14 and the Problem of Royal Bloodguilt' David Shepherd (Trinity College Dublin)