Please note that Dr. Walsh’s talk, “Beware her Path: Eve in Greek and Syriac Poetry from Late Antiquity,” scheduled for Monday, Feb 15, will be moved to next quarter. Further updates will be posted here.
Please see below for a schedule of this quarter’s events, all of which will take place via Zoom. For details or requests about accommodations, please contact Doren Snoek (firstname.lastname@example.org). A very few updates may be forthcoming.
Monday, Feb 8, 4:30pm
“Empire Language | Nation Language: How Bible Translations Engage Race and Empire”
by Steed Davidson
Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
McCormick Theological Seminary
Monday, Feb 15, 4:30pm
“Beware her Path: Eve in Greek and Syriac Poetry from Late Antiquity”
by Erin Galgay Walsh
Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
University of Chicago Divinity School
(cosponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop)
Monday, Feb 22, 4:00pm
“Habitus of Empire: The Tribute Scene in Assyrian Art”
by Jessie DeGrado
Assistant Professor of Ancient Middle East Studies
University of Michigan
Tue, Mar 9, 5:00pm
Song of Songs and Its Literary Context*
a workshop with Adele Berlin
Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies (Emerita)
University of Maryland
*Registration and light preparation for this event are required. Please contact email@example.com to register.
Welcome back! Please see below for a schedule of this quarter’s events, all of which will take place via Zoom. For details or requests about accommodations, please contact Doren Snoek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, Oct 12, 4pm
“Publishing in Journals”
with Dr. Jeremy Hutton
Professor of Classical Hebrew Language and Biblical Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Editor of the journal Vetus Testamentum
Tuesday, Oct 20, 6pm
A Reception for Incoming Graduate Students in Hebrew Bible and
Conversation about the Workshop
Monday, Nov 2, 12pm
“Inner-Danielic Exegesis as a Key to the Literary Development of the Book”
by Dr. Michael Segal
Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Biblical Studies
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tuesday, Nov 17, 4:20pm
“What Did God Write on the Tablets?”
by Justin Moses
University of Chicago
Monday, Nov 23, 12:00pm
by Sun Bok Bae
University of Chicago
Please note the following two workshops to round out the quarter.
Thursday, March 5, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: David Harris, “Deuteronomy 1 in the Ethiopic Tradition: Textual and Literary Evidence of Narrative (Re)Orientation.”
Wednesday, March 11, 5:00–6:30pm, Martin Marty Library: Doren Snoek, “Scribalism and Social Memory in the Book of Chronicles.”
Please forgive the constant changing of dates. This is hopefully the last update. Reminder emails will be sent on the day of each workshop.
Please join us today (Monday) at 4:30pm in Swift 403 for our next workshop. Dr. Matthew Novenson (Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh) will be giving a talk entitled “Law and Immorality in Paul, Origen, and the Talmud Bavli.” Dr. Novensen’s work is focussed on early Chrisianity, early Judaism, and the Second Temple period. We are co-sponsoring with Early Christian Studies Workshop.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Monday, Jan 13, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: Ariel Kopilovitz, “Land for the Landless—Assigning Land to Displaced Minorities in Ezekiel and Neo-Babylonian Period Sources.”
Monday, Feb 10, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: Online Resources Workshop. Students will take turns introducing the group to useful online academic resources. If you would like to participate, please reach out to Justin at email@example.com.
Monday, Feb 17, TBA, Co-Sponsored w/Early Christian Studies Workshop: Matthew Novenson (University of Edinburgh), “Law and Immorality in Paul, Origen, and the Talmud Bavli.”
Friday, Feb 28, TBA: David Harris.
Monday, Mar 9, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: Doren Snoek.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Light refreshments will be served.
- Monday, October 7, 5:00–6:30pm, Swift 201: Hannah Gene Kessler Jones, “‘Disgrace in Israel’: Narrative Ambiguity and Patriarchal Anxiety in the Ancient Reception of Gen 34”.
- Monday, October 28, 12:30pm: Dr. William Schniedewind, “The ‘Isaiah, (the) Proph[et]’ Bulla and a Prophetic Scribal Guild.” Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
- Wednesday, November 6, 5:00–6:30pm, TBA: David Harris, TBA
- Monday, November 11, 5:00–6:30pm, Swift 201: Emily Thomassen, “Coming and Going at Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Analysis of Iron Age Doorways and Cultic Spaces.”
- Monday, November 18, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: Sun Bok Bae, “Yahweh in a Suit: Kǝḇôḏ YHWH as the Official (Uni)Form of Divine Appearance.”
- Monday, December 2, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: David Ridge, TBA
Dear Workshop Participants,
I’m delighted to share with you our workshop’s schedule for next quarter. Please fill out your calendars and stay tuned for future updates and details.
Monday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m.
Beatrice Rehl (Religious Studies Publisher, Cambridge University Press.)
Tuesday, April 16, at 5:00 p.m.
Mark Lester, (Yale University, PhD candidate).
Cathleen Chopra -McGowan (UChicago, PhD candidate)
Doren Snoek (UChicago, PhD student).