SEMINAR ON JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE
IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays, 2.30 to 4pm,
at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies,
Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Convenor: Professor Martin Goodman

January 17                            
Dr Yuval Shahar
(Tel Aviv)
Talmudic literature as an historical source: the test case of R. Akiva

January 24
Professor Hindy Najman (Oriel)
Rewriting redemption: interpretative poetics in The Apostrophe to Zion (11Q5, column 20)

January 31
Professor Mark Geller (UCL and Freie Universität Berlin)
Commentary and hermeneutics from Assur to Pumbeditha
 [joint session with Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology seminar]

February 7
Professor Tessa Rajak (Somerville)
Torah and Paideia in 4 Maccabees

February 14
Professor David Jacobson (UCL)
Symbolic portraits on Judaean coins

February 21
Professor Tal Ilan (Freie Universität Berlin)
A feminist commentary on Tractate Hullin in the Babylonian Talmud

February 28
Professor Gilles Dorival (Aix-Marseille)
Was there a Christianisation of the text of the Septuagint?
[Grinfield Lecture on the Septuagint]

March 7
Professor Fergus Millar (Brasenose)
Jews, Greek and the Bible in Greek: so what?
(i) Jewish literature in Greek, 300 BCE – 130 CE

 ALL ARE WELCOME