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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.


Easter Term Programme 2018

The seminars will be held in the Faculty of Divinity

on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm in the Runcie Room


May 2             - Dr Carly Crouch (Nottingham), Ezekiel’s Immobility and the Meaning of ‘the House of Judah’ in Ezekiel 4


May 16           - Student Presentations:

                        Fr Bruno Clifton, No Place like Home: Social Distance in Bethlehem and Gibeah (Judges 19)

                        Andrew Niggemann, Luther's Multifaceted Translation of Ecclesiastes

                        Luke Wisley, A Re-Imagined King: The Characterization of Solomon in 2 Chronicles 1–9 


May 30           - Dr Harald Samuel (Göttingen), The Hebrew Binyanim between Consonantal Text and Vocalisation:

   An Undervalued Clue to the History of the Hebrew Language


Tea will be served at 4pm