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Stripping off the Robe: New Light on Biblical Joseph

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

White Hall, 106
123 Central Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Open to the public. In addition to the biblical representation of Joseph as a son of Jacob/ Israel, the Bible also presents an alternative, and largely unexplored tradition of “Joseph” or the “House of Joseph” (bet-yosef) as Israel itself. In a talk on November 7, Professor Lauren Monroe, Cornell University Department of Near Eastern Studies, will give a lecture exploring this representation of Joseph. The lecture will begin at 4:30pm in 106 White Hall. The public is invited and registration is not required.

Monroe received her PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.  Her teaching interests include Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew at all levels, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, and Ancient Israelite Religious and Social History. She is particularly interested in the way what it meant to be “Israelite” changed over time, and how such changes are reflected in the stratigraphy of the biblical text and the archaeological tel.

This lecture is sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program and Department of Near Eastern Studies.

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Near Eastern Studies

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Ayla Cline


Lauren Monroe

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Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

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