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Hebrew, Jewish, Early Christian Studies Seminar overview

Hebrew, Jewish and Early Christian Studies Senior 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

Michaelmas Term 2018 Programme:

 

Meetings take place in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity, at 2.15 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

 

Monday 5th November
'The exclusion of Jews from the army in the later Roman empire'
Raúl González Salinero (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain; Salvador de Madariaga Fellow)

Monday 26th November
'Anti-Jewish iconography in ecclesiastical mosaics from Late Antique Rome'
Raúl González Salinero (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain; Salvador de Madariaga Fellow)

Monday 3rd December
'Rethinking history-of-Jesus research'
Fernando Bermejo Rubio (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)

 

 

ALL WELCOME

 

  

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