Rethinking Religion In and Around the Bible: an interregional colloquium on the (non-)centrality of the Bible in premodern Judaism
Wednesday March 1, 2017 | 4:30pm-7:30pm | Swift Common Room (1st floor)
This regional workshop series offers a space to disarticulate the study of premodern Judaism(s) from the study of Bible. In both scholarly analysis and the popualr imagination, premodern Jewry is often envisioned as the people of the Book par excellence – a community in which both practice and belief emerge from the interpretation of Scripture.
An emerging body of new research, however, has begun to reveal that early Judaism was not always as Bible-centric as the traditional scholarly portrait suggests. Or at least that premodern Jews did not always engage with the biblical tradition in the ways that we have come to image that religious practitioners will relate to this canonical text.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
"Atonement and Purification: Priestly and Assyro-Babylonian Perspectives on Sin and its Consequences"
- David Harris (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)
- Charles Huff (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)
Sarit Kattan Gribetz
Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Fordham University
"Gender and Ancient Jewish Reading Practices"
- Liane Marquis (Hebrew Bible, Divinity School)
Sponsored by the Hebrew Bible Workshop and the American Academy of Religion.