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Hebrew, Jewish, Early Christian Studies Seminar overview

Hebrew, Jewish, Early Christian Studies Seminar

This seminar meets on Mondays at 2.15 pm in the Lightfoot Room. The convenors are Professor Nicholas de Lange, Professor William Horbury, and Dr James Carleton Paget

Papers at the seminar range over Hebrew and Jewish studies, on topics from the Greek and Roman periods onwards, and Roman-period Christianity in its Jewish setting.

Foci of interest from time to time have included:

  • Philo and Josephus
  • Jewish inscriptions and papyri
  • rabbinic texts
  • Jewish biblical interpretation
  • Greek-speaking Judaism from ancient to modern times
  • Hebrew, Greek and Latin as Jewish languages
  • Jewish aspects of New Testament and patristic writings
  • Jews and Christians in the Roman empire
  • Roman Judaea
  • mediaeval Jewish-Christian relations
  • Hebrew in the church
  • Jewish and Christian prayer and hymnody
  • the history of the synagogue
  • early modern reaction to Jewish mysticism, and
  • Byzantine Hebrew literature


 Easter 2017 Programme:

Meetings will be held in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, as follows:

  • Monday 1st May 2017: ‘The Shema‘ in the Late Second Temple Period’ ~ Professor Richard Bauckham (Ridley Hall)
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017, 2.15 pm: (jointly with the New Testament Seminar) ‘Prayer in the Sayings Source (Q) and in Early Rabbinic Texts’ ~ Professor Catherine Hézser (School of Oriental & African Studies, London)