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Scriptural Vitality in Ancient Judaism: Poesis and Forward Moving Philology

Hindy Najman, Oriel College, University of Oxford

September 30, 2021 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Humanities Council; Program in Judaic Studies

Ancient Judaism exemplifies a dynamic and emerging tradition of creativity, resilience, imagination, and new ritual. The lecture focuses on expressions of ongoing vitality from a variety of genres in the Hellenistic period and on processes of writing and interpretation that are embedded in the history of ancient scriptures. The processes and the growth of tradition are inextricably linked to the performance of text and their ever growing and changing nature in the hands of their readers, tradents, and recipients.

Speaker Hindy Najman, a Stewart Short-Term Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Judaic Studies, is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford, and director of the Oriel Centre for the Study of the Bible, Oriel College.

Registration is required for this in-person event, sponsored by the Princeton University Humanities Council and the Program in Judaic Studies. To register, please visit:

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