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Scriptural Vitality in Ancient Judaism

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

White Hall, 110
123 Central Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Lecture with Hindy Najman, Oriel College at the University of Oxford, titled "Scriptural Vitality in Ancient Judaism: Poesis and Forward Moving Philology" on February 1 at 5 p.m. This lecture is open to the public and no registration is required. 

Through texts, manuscripts, scrolls, mosaics, prayer, and ritual objects, Najman argues that Judaism is alive and dynamic to its past, its future and its present, and that Hellenistic Judaism is part of that vital history.

Hindy Najman:

Najman's publications include "Seconding Sinai: The Development of Mosaic Discourse in Second Temple Judaism" (2003),  "Past Renewals: Interpretive Authority, Renewed Revelation and the Quest for Perfection" (2010), and "Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra" (2014).  She is currently completing a new book entitled: "Reading Practices and the Vitality of Scripture" (Oxford University Press).

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

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